- The design of this ultra-modern Catholic church has been compared to the agitating element in a washing machine. And once thought of that way, it is hard to see it as anything else. Go inside the dazzling white structure, though, and such frivolous comparisons go by the wayside. The interior is sleek, spare and remarkably intimate considering that it seats 2,400 people in a semi-circle around the altar. The central dome soars 15 stories into the air and is supported by buttresses that have been incorporated into each of the four corners of the building's interior. The corner walls beyond them are floor-to-ceiling plate glass. The effect gives the building the feeling of somehow being lighter than air for all its mass.
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