Storm Damage in Imatra

My father took these pictures 1957 in Imatra after a thromb (miniature tornado) had done heavy damage around the Church of the Three Crosses (Kolmen ristin kirkko) designed by Aalto.

Aalto had been very particular about not harming a single tree around the church. The church was meant to be in the middle of the forest as many of his other buildings. The storm swept away almost every single tree around the church.

 

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