King Chapel: preserving our common touchstone
King Chapel is the common thread all Cornellians have shared since 1882. With its imposing Gothic revival architecture and soaring clock tower, it is also the most photographed building on campus. But time has taken its toll on this campus icon. To preserve King Chapel for future Cornellians, the college must soon begin a major structural restoration.
The Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign King Chapel project will restore building integrity, repair damaged exteriors, alleviate the effects of over 125 years of settling, and create a weather-tight building. A permanent plaque will recognize all donors contributing $50,000 or more.