Thursday, May 25, 2006

Why Scientology is Good for Hollywood Architecture

I saw this little blurb in the news today. Thought it bares repeating:

"If you live where I do, in the actual city of Hollywood, just a few blocks away from where the Oscars are held, you see the Church of Scientology as somewhat of a savior. Within a two-mile corridor along Hollywood Boulevard, the Church owns eight historic buildings, four of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. In a neighborhood where architectural triumphs evaporate with little remorse, Scientology is the most ardent preservationist force in town." Alissa Walker on Design Observer.

That is certainly true of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre. What a beautiful building, and they've done such a great job of renovating it, including the landscaping.

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