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World piece

The tall wood doors open to reveal the whole world — turned inside out (disconcertingly, at first), in glowing stained glass, 30 feet across — and you step onto the glass bridge spanning its center.

By GREG COOK  |  October 05, 2012
Christian science center remodel

Redeveloping the Christian Science Plaza requires restraint. Plus, budget madness.

In the coming weeks, initial plans by the Christian Science Church to develop the plaza will be reviewed by a citizens advisory committee of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). This is the next step in an intricate process intended to balance the
An urban jewel
By EDITORIAL  |  July 08, 2011

Save the pool: readers reflect on the Christian Science Center landmark

Boston has a special place when it comes to the history of modern urban spaces in the United States. It has one of the worst of such spaces — the plaza in front of City Hall — and one of the best, the plaza of the Christian Science Center.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 23, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 23, 2010
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Save the pool

Noble architecture makes Boston a living work of art. Visitors flock to view Bulfinch's State House, Richardson's Trinity Church, and McKim's Copley Square Library, to name just the obvious.
Plans to alter the magnificent reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center should not be allowed
By EDITORIAL  |  June 25, 2010
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This is your summer . . . on drugs

Ah, those weird Lazy Summer Days (LSDs) in Boston. What to do on them, so as not to go out of your head with boredom?
Nine ways to take the high way out of Dullsville
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  June 18, 2010
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Rhythm queens

It’s a chilly Monday afternoon, and at the head of the lawn in front of the Christian Science Center, Zili Misik are starting soundcheck, bear-hugging their instruments to keep them warm.
The educational ecstasy of Zili Misik
By MATT PARISH  |  October 23, 2009