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Idlewild Baptist Church

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Identification

Idlewild Baptist Church
248612

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
postmodernism

Usages

church (baptist)

Facts

  • During its permitting stages, nearby residents were skeptical of the traffic impact of the project.
  • For accoustics, the sanctuary's back walls are soft and lined with cloth covering sound-absorbing fiberglass.
  • The exterior Florida/Mediterranean Revival architectural accents are reminiscient of Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard architecture, such as that of The Stovall.
  • The fellowship hall, named the Gatheria, features 38 palm trees over 25 feet tall each.
  • Florida's third largest baptist church, the sanctuary seats 5,100.
  • First worship service was held on October 23, 2005.
  • The worship center sits on 143 acres.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony was held in November 2003.
  • The sanctuary has a clear span (a distance of no supporting columns) of 268 feet.
  • The entrance to the preschool and children's wing is graced with two 450-gallon built-in aquariums.
  • The total weight of speakers in the sanctuary is 6 tons; 3 tons of speakers are located above the pulpit.
  • The sanctuary's roof is supported by custom-made steel trusses of over 200 tons each.
  • The sanctuary has eight overhead catwalks.

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Location

Crystal Lake Road
33548-0044
Lutz
Florida
U.S.A.

Technical Data

75.00 ft
3
2003
2005
4,000
$71,000,000

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