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Duke University Chapel, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Duke University Chapel, located at the heart of the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is an ecumenical Christian chapel and the center of religion at Duke, which has connections to the United Methodist Church. Constructed from 1930 to 1932, the Chapel seats about 1,800 people and stands 210 feet (64 m) tall, making it one of the tallest buildings in Durham County. It is built in the English Gothic style, characterized by its large stones, pointed arches, and ribbed vaults. It also has a 50-bell carillon and three pipe organs, one with 5,033 pipes and another with 6,900 pipes. The current Dean of the Chapel is Samuel Wells. chose to place the Chapel at the center of the university and on the highest ridge of Duke University's West Campus. Although plans for a chapel were first made in April 1925, the cornerstone was not laid until 22 October 1930. In fact, when it was completed in 1935 at a cost of $2.3 million, the Chapel was the last of the original buildings to be built on West Campus. It was first used during Commencement in 1932 and was formally dedicated on 2 June 1935. Stained-glass windows and other details were installed at a later date.

The chapel was designed by Julian Abele, chief designer for the Philadelphia firm of Horace Trumbauer.

杜克教堂(Duke Chapel)位于美国北卡罗莱那州德罕市的杜克大学校园中心,是一普世教会教堂。从1930年至1935年建成,耗资二百三十万美元。教堂是由朱利安。阿倍勒,美国最早的著名非裔建筑师设计的。可以容纳约1600人。教堂高210英尺,为德罕郡的最高建筑物之一。教堂采用的是新哥特式建筑,有英国风格。教堂有一50钟的排钟楼,有一5200根音管的管风琴。

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