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I'm having trouble finding reliable sources for many of the Chapel's architectural features. For example, the best I source I've found to confirm the Chapel's dimensions (pretty fundamental data if you ask me) is Sara Bush's writeup, which cites contemporary accounts of plans released in 1921. Who knows what changed about the plans in the seven years before it was finished? Many of the references cite Richard Stillwell's book on the Chapel, which I expect would provide great background on the Chapel's architecture and help flesh out the Architecture section into something more respectable. I implore anyone with access to a copy to put it to use here! Lagrange613 (talk) 19:31, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
I managed to get my hands on a copy. It's certainly not exhaustive; it self-identifies as a guide for visitors. Its emphasis isn't exactly what we might have hoped for, but it will definitely help. I'll be contributing based on what I read over the next few days. Lagrange613 (talk) 06:54, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Following the request for quality assessment at WikiProject Architecture, some comments below: The article is comprehensive and well researched. What needs improvement is the lead. It should be more comprehensive and clear. Some minor points:
Prose: "University" repeated 3 times right at the start
Intro: style of "English church of the Middle Ages" - I think Collegiate Gothic is the more accurate description.
"third-largest university chapel in the world" - In what way largest? area, height, volume, length, capacity?
Maybe the architect could be mentioned in the lead as well.
Hope this helps. --Elekhh (talk) 23:59, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for assessing the article and the excellent suggestions. I changed the first sentence and referred to the architect. I added Collegiate Gothic but used the bit about a small English cathedral of the Middle Ages to establish size in the lead. The Office of Religious Life doesn't say what "third-largest" means. I can't think of a way to put it into the lead without reiterating the whole "Relative size" section, so I just removed it. Thanks again! Lagrange613 01:44, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
The University built the Chapel to replace the Marquand Chapel, which stood between where the Chapel and McCosh Hall stand today until it burned to the ground in 1920 "chapel" should only be capitalized where it forms part on the name of a specific chapel.
Though Hibben called replacing the Marquand Chapel "an immediate necessity," the insurance money from the Marquand Chapel was insufficient, and fundraising competed with an ongoing general capital campaign for the University. needs addressing, very clumsy phrasing.
The lead is rather thin an does not fully summarize the article, see WP:LEAD.
I've expanded the lead; how is it now? If it needs further expansion, can you provide any tips? Lagrange613 01:40, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Well, we definitely don't need a one sentence paragraph, it should summarize sections such as current use, history. I think MLK is worthy of mention, more clues at WP:LEAD. The lead should act as an executive summary of the article.
I made a copy edit separate works cited from references.
Thanks; this looks better. Lagrange613 01:40, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
It would be good to convert the bulleted lists into prose.
I think the prose would be awkward. Per WP:EMBED embedded lists of "children" are fine. Lagrange613 01:40, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
OK, I won't fight about it but you will have problems if you take this to FAC
If only the preceding paragraphs contained the "glass windows" or the "special events", there would be satisfaction of Children. Just a suggestion for FAC.Divide et Impera (talk) 12:17, 3 November 2011 (UTC)