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Architect I. M. Pei
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Location Boston, Massachusetts   map
Date 1968 to 1974   timeline
Building Type corporate headquarters (religious)
 Construction System reinforced concrete
Climate temperate
Context urban campus
Style Modern
Notes I. M. Pei and Partners. repetition in facade, new/old juxtaposition, reflecting pool.






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Donald Corner and Jenny Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1842.26.

Yukio Futagawa, ed. Global Architecture: I.M. Pei & Partners, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, and Araldo Cossutta Christian Science Church Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita Tokyo, 1976. site plan, p44-5. section, p46-7. elevation, p46-7.

Paul Heyer. American Architecture: Ideas and Ideologies in the Late Twentieth Century. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993. ISBN 0-442-01328-0. LC 92-18415. NA2750.H48. aerial photo, p160. exterior photo from river-side park, p160.

Donlyn Lyndon. The City Observed: Boston. New York: Vintage Books, 1982. ISBN 0-394-74894-8. LC 81-40199. NA735.B7L96. photos, discussion, p198-202.

Marcus Whiffen and Frederick Koeper. American Architecture, Volume 2. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984. exterior photo, f335, p420. — An excellent survey of American architecture. Reprint Edition available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Christian Science Center


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