JUNE DESIGN INTERVENTION – In-Spired: Steeples and Spires Define a Skyline

Every village, town and city has a skyline of building silhouettes that define its personality, place in history and priorities.  Historically church spires and steeples were the tallest and most identifiable building types in a skyline, and they still are today when historic communities impose strict height restrictions on new development.  The spear-like profile of the spire is the unique form that identifies the building’s use. 

 

Spires and steeples—what is the difference between the two?  More at Lancaster Newspapers on-line.