Archinect - News 2014-12-21T12:23:57-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/83384197/tour-the-stunning-the-fish-church-in-stamford-as-part-of-the-docomomo-us-tour-day Tour the stunning "The Fish Church" in Stamford as part of the Docomomo US Tour Day Justine Testado 2013-10-04T18:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T12:44:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7mm0r3h6v15xkbt.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Docomomo US will begin its 7th annual national Tour Day program at the First Presbyterian Church on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Stamford, Connecticut. The Docomomo Tour brings together architects, designers, historians, enthusiasts, and organizations for exclusive tours and related events devoted to the appreciation of US modern architecture and mid-20th century design. Tomorrow's event at the First Presbyterian Church is the first of more than 50 Tour Days in 23 states throughout October.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3d884cjia9siahyh.jpg" title=""><br><br> Built by architect Wallace K. Harrison, the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford is also known as The Fish Church because of its fish-like shape. The Fish Church is -- excuse the pun -- quite a gem with its interior that is bathed in a sapphire light and made of 20,000 pieces of dalle de verre glass in 86 hues.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/au/auoq7igo1sgrh42i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g63rpwjev8v5dowf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> At the altar stands a Visser-Rowland (Opus 87) organ. The instrument is a 4-manual, 51-stop, 74-rank organ with 4,026 pipes, 244 keys on 4 keyboards and 32 pedals. The chur...</p>