Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist Offers A Friendly Welcome To Visitors
Dec22

Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist Offers A Friendly Welcome To Visitors

Architects who design buildings for a city center must often contend with a lack of one thing that’s far more available in the suburbs. That precious commodity is space. And it becomes even more of a challenge when the building in question is a house of worship. Think about some of the enormous sprawling churches, synagogues and mosques you’ve seen. It would be hard to squeeze one of them in to a neighborhood like the Chicago Loop....

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Eight Views of 17th Church
Feb10

Eight Views of 17th Church

One of the most prominent corners of Chicago is occupied not by a glittering skyscraper, but by a concrete church. The 17th Church of Christ, Scientist (55 East Wacker Drive) is an unusual looking building from the outside.  But once you go inside, you can see that the form follows the function. Below is a gallery showing the interior of the sanctuary, which looks much like an auditorium.  Interestingly, each seat is equipped with a...

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