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U.S. Air Force Academy set to reopen Cadet Chapel to the public in 2027

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 10:06:13-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Renovations of the U.S. Air Force Academy's iconic Chapel will take three years longer than the academy expected.

In an update, it was revealed that the work is now expected to wrap up in late 2026 with it opening up to the public in 2027. It was supposed to be complete next year.

The chapel has been getting renovated since 2019.

Most of it has been taken apart to be refurbished or replaced due to construction crews discovering more asbestos in the chapel than was originally thought to be there.

"Of course, people would have wanted the chappel to open closer to 2023 or 2024, but they also understand that we've got to get it done. It's the law of the land. We have to abate the material and let's do it now. Get it over behind us," said Director of Logistics, Carlos Gonzalez.

The chapel was originally built in 1962.

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