Christian Science Center Plaza and Reflecting Pool
Mother Church of Christian Science in Boston stands at the intersection of the South End, Fenway, and Back Bay neighborhoods. This beautiful domed building features a glass-like reflecting pool that runs along the building and its Colonnade and a fifteen acre plaza. The plaza and the pool were designed and built in 1972 by renowned architects including I.M. Pei & Partners and Araldo Cossutta.
Backstory and Context
Visitors can attend a host of concerts held at the plaza throughout the year, such as the bi-monthly "Pipes on the Plaza," a mid-day pipe organ concert. Chiming concerts (the ringing of the bells) can also be heard on the plaza. The Christian Science website lists the following times for Chiming concerts:
- 9:30 am and 4:30 pm on Sundays, for 15-20 minutes before church services (except during July and August);
- 11:30 am and 7:00 pm on Wednesdays, for 15-20 minutes before testimony meetings;
- Summer Friday evening concerts in July; and
- for Special concerts, as announced.
McMorrow, Paul. Adjusting Boston’s High Spine Redevelopment of Christian Science Plaza should be replicated. The Boston Globe. January 29, 2013. Accessed February 03, 2017. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/01/29/redevelopment-christian-science-plaza-needs-replicate....
Splash Fountain at Christian Science Plaza. Boston Central. Accessed February 03, 2017. http://www.bostoncentral.com/activities/splash_fountain/p606.php.
Local Events on the Plaza. Christian Science. Accessed February 03, 2017. http://www.christianscience.com/find-us/visit-the-mother-church/local-events-on-the-plaza.