Glass and Stone (New Ways Alongside Around St John the Divine)


I’ve been tracking this project since they broke ground. With people moving in, the new real estate alongside the north wall of St John the Divine proceeds apace. It looks like the space is about to open up in a matter of months if not weeks. Gothic revival and contemporary glass sidle up alongside and around each other. It used to be a parking lot with zero public access. Rather than obscure the north wall, now the new towers and the short staircase opened between them might just very well frame the cathedral in unexpected ways, allowing new ways into and around the sacred space in its dense and tight urban environment.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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