Jan 9, 2009

American Institute of Architects Awards Basilica of the Assumption Restoration

(AIA) - This restoration of the Basilica of the Assumption (also known as the Baltimore Cathedral), a major architectural landmark and masterpiece of the Federal style, removes 150 years of obscuring alterations to bring back Benjamin Latrobe’s concept of luminosity and spatial configuration. The architects completed previously unbuilt parts of Latrobe’s plan while introducing an addition that makes the building ADA compliant. Continued

Photo: Wikepedia, Nikon D200. Story via the Baltimore Sun.