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With its striking architecture, steel-beamed facade and luminescent sanctuary able to hold more than 3,300 seated worshippers, the oratory is intended to draw pilgrims from near and far. Affixed outside will be a 60-foot, red-tinged crucifix, with a 40-foot body of Jesus.
"There is nothing like this in the world, nor could there be," said Mark Mendell, president of Cannon Design, the international architecture and engineering firm chosen to design the church and campus. "This place is destined to attract people from all over the world -- the essence of a world-class place."
Ah, yes, "world-class:" sports fans instantly will recognize the siren appeal of the illustrious Expansion Franchise Boosting Domed Stadium Yahoo.
Monaghan, founder of Domino's Pizza and former owner of the Detroit Tigers, said the church would be the center of the university and "the very thing that reminds us of what we're about." He said it would be a symbol of the campus "like the Golden Dome is the symbol of Notre Dame."
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The Ave Maria Florida development bonanza reminds me of the Marx Bros' Cocoanuts:
[At the resort hotel, looking at a map.]
Now here is a little peninsula, and here is a viaduct leading over to the mainland.
Why a duck?
[more back-and-forth between the two ... ]
All right, why a duck? Why a duck, why-a no chicken?
Well, I don't know why-a no chicken. I'm a stranger here myself. ...