The Church Militant, the Church Demolished

So late tonight arrives word that “the Mayor’s Agent” has decided the fate of the building that is home to the Third Church of Christ Scientist, a 16th St. NW structure that is unloved by its congregants, but considered a significant example of “brutalist” architecture. It was granted landmark status, against the wishes of the people who worship there and maintain it.  They then petitioned for the right to tear it down despite its landmark status. It appears that they have won this round.  Many, many issues are raised by this, including what will be built there in place of the existing structure… which will be discussed here soon.

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