Past, future of Christian Science Plaza
Last year, the church proposed to build a more modern, shallower pool that would be easier to maintain. Perhaps more significantly, it proposed a 20-foot wide path across the pool to the original church on the property.
But that proposal proved controversial, with some preservationists arguing the 39-year-old plaza and pool, designed by I.M. Pei & Partners and Araldo Cossutta, Associate Architects, should not be altered.
Church officials acknowledged those concerns and said they are still working on plans for the reflecting pool.