After years of heated debate, the wrecking ball had its first crack at Third Church of Christ, Scientist. Although Curbed readers and the D.C. community at large were evenly divided as to whether this was the ugliest church in D.C. as a Washington Business Journal editor claimed, this nasty, Brutalist and short building certainly stood out (for better or for worse) amongst the taller, glass office buildings. The city issued a raze permit for the church in October, although like everything else in the region, its total destruction is on hold until this snow is gone. Until then, take a look at the gallery and enjoy the poetry of a half-torn down building upon which one can still read a peaceful Bible verse.
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