Fallen Dictators at the Mapparium

The Christian Science Plaza complex in Boston is in the news, and the column from the Boston Globe is certainly worth the read:  “Luxury housing: Don’t just build for Kremlin cronies, global elite” (1).

The Four Seasons Hotel and Luxury Condo Tower appears to be on former Church property, a Boston Globe article (2), but that does not stop Christian Science from being mentioned almost half a dozen times:

The $700 million project — next to the Christian Science Plaza — got a huge boost Tuesday when Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts said it will manage the hotel and residences in the building, promising to bring a new level of opulence to the already pricey Back Bay.

The project at the Christian Science Plaza by developer Carpenter & Co. will make Boston one of only a handful of cities with two Four Seasons hotels.

The architects shaped the building in an equilateral triangle with rounded corners, a form that is designed to mirror the geometry of the neighboring Christian Science Mother Church.

The development of the property, formerly owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority last September.

My favorite quote comes from the column discussing the tentative new occupants of the luxury condo (1).

Fallen dictators who buy condos there may enjoy checking out their former domains in the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library.

The thought of fallen dictators enjoying the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity makes me smile.

  1. http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/07/05/luxury-housing-don-just-build-for-kremlin-cronies-global-elite/tgjxnRTK1Dfa3XTP51THUO/story.html
  2. http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/06/10/new-residential-tower-will-join-offices-boston-skyline/WVLKv4IqrgfCgq8ldup1kJ/story.html
  3. http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/06/10/new-residential-tower-will-join-offices-boston-skyline/WVLKv4IqrgfCgq8ldup1kJ/picture.html

2 thoughts on “Fallen Dictators at the Mapparium

  1. Joseph Woodbury III says:

    “Fallen dictators who buy condos there may enjoy checking out their former domains in the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library.”

    Divine Mind inspired me to remember Mrs. Eddy’s sage antidote to dictatorship, which she wrote in her Letter to the Mother Church in 1902: “Follow your leader, only so far as [he] follows Christ.” What a pity OBL will never have the opportunity to have a plush condo at the CS Plaza, and to demonstrate walking on the water of the pool. (Has anyone else witnessed this smoke – or rather sunshine – and mirrors effect – it’s very impressive! Even though only a trick of mortal mind, and not the Real Thing.)

  2. Dan Landerfin says:

    The Board of Directors will probably hold a cocktail party at the Mapparium for the new owners of the Four Seasons Condo owners.

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