and Integration engineer. Colorado Springs is also home to the U.S. Air Force Academy. The academy will soon open its Center for Character and Leadership Development, which features a 105- foot (32-meter) glass tower that leans 39 degrees toward Polaris, the North Star and a fixed point in the night sky— true north. The leaning tower, intended to rival the architectural design of the nearby iconic Cadet Chapel, represents the moral compass of cadets, and ties in with their honor code and the academy’s long tradition of leadership and character development. The center’s construction has been funded partially by the U.S. government and by donors such as Boeing and the McDonnell family. The academy plans to dedicate the center entrance to Bill Boeing, founder of The Photos: (Clockwise from far left) At the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., the glass tower at the Center for Character and Leadership Development points toward the North Star; from left, systems engineer Rebecca Simmons, software engineer Bradley Van Cleve and systems engineer Alexandra “Allie” Banks collaborate in the Boeing Denver Engineering Center; a sculpture of a Boeing B-29 World War II bomber near the iconic Cadet Chapel at the academy.
Frontiers October 2015 Issue
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