Air Force Academy reminds public there will be no services at the Cadet Chapel due to renovations

Published: Oct. 29, 2018 at 10:08 AM MDT
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The U.S. Air Force Academy is reminding the public there will be no services held at the Cadet Chapel this year.

The chapel is undergoing major structural work and will not be open to the public for several years.

"We know Christmas Eve services at the Cadet Chapel can be an important tradition for many and appreciate your patience as we continue vital restoration and repairs," the Academy sent out in a release.

If any details are released on where alternate service locations will be, we will update this article.

Between now and 2022, the chapel will be undergoing a $158 million makeover. As 11 News

, the pending repairs are to address structural issues including chronic leaking, which has plagued the building since it was built in the 60s. The building's aluminum skin will be replaced and the 24,000 original stained glass pieces will be removed and cleaned during the massive overhaul.

The chapel is ranked Colorado's number one human-made attraction and is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It's an all-faith worship center and includes Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist chapels within the building.

During the lengthy closure, cadets will be provided with alternative locations to worship.

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