The condo church is now a convention, a "sign of the times" . . . A version of progress(?): The material replacing the spiritual . . . the contradictions of America/capitalism, an object lesson: A “Christian nation” housing its wealthy in once sacred sites . . .
Declining church attendance, diminishing influence of dioceses and religion per se . . . scarcity of housing/consolidation of physical space . . .
Sublime inspirations remain as vestiges, reduced to aesthetics: the arched windows, the heavy but graceful stone, the very setting in blue sky intimacy, on the most beautiful street in Brooklyn.