“Mayor Menino Announces Christian Science Church Complex Awarded Landmark Designation by Boston Landmark Commission”. “One of the most prominent and successfull modern urban complex in the world”
Early leaders of preservation district zoning of New Orleans used the term of “Tout ensemble” (Keith Morgan from Boston University).
This term is totally applicable to the Christian Church Complex with its collection of buildings and landscape of historic and architectural significance articulated around a 688 feet long water mirror.
Araldo Cossutta, the design architect comments: “Today it is difficult to imagine the Church Center without its reflecting pool”.
Article published in the New York Times on July 8th 2010 by Christopher Gray
Riverside Drive with Schwab mansion in 1915. Credit Office for Metropolitan History
ALMOST everyone in New York knows the Frick Collection, at Fifth Avenue and 70th Street, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, at Fifth and 91st, the pair of stupendous mansions built by the steel titans Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie. But their architectural majesty was only two-thirds of a ferric triad, the last the house of Charles M. Schwab, the Carnegie protégé who became the head of United States Steel and then Bethlehem Steel.