Extra trad buildings of 2020

The principle Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces. (Wikipedia)

Since posting “Finest trad buildings of 2020” on the final day of that eminently lamentable yr, extra buildings for my annual roundup have come to my consideration, together with a number of identified by diligent readers of this weblog. I’m publishing them right here and on the backside of the unique Dec. 31 submit.


The primary, pictured above, is the Fundamental Orthodox Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces, devoted on June 14, 2020. Designed within the Russian Orthodox Revival model, it commemorates what the Russians name the Nice Patriotic Battle. Its steps are stated to have been shaped from melted down tanks of the Nazi Wehrmacht.


The Waycroft is a three-building mixed-use comlex in Arlington, Va.

The Waycroft, which opened earlier this yr, is a mixed-use residential advanced, in Arlington, Va. Designed by David A. Swartz Architects, it has over 400 luxurious models in three linked buildings, with a Goal on the bottom flooring. A major constructing of Artwork Deco design rises within the background of the image above, which focuses on a collection of historically styled townhouses.


Seminary of St. Joseph’s Faculty, close to Charlotte, N.C. (St. Joseph’s)

The seminary constructing of St. Joseph Faculty, in Mount Holly, N.C., close to Charlotte, was devoted on Sept. 14 of this yr. It was designed within the Gothic model by Michael G. Imber Architects.


St. Mary of Sorrows Church. (St. Mary)

The brand new church in Fairfax, Va., for historic St. Mary of Sorrows, constructed across the congregation’s authentic tabernacle, was designed by McCrery Architects and devoted final Nov. 15. The stained glass home windows, created by Beyer Studio and to be set above its alter, signify the seven sorrows of Mary.

About David Brussat

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