Cleanliness mat be next to Godliness, but apparently good design is not. (At least not any more. In former times, religion was obviously a great sponsor of inspiring architecture.) We first spotted signs of this $12 million project by the Universal Church a couple of years ago. At the time, we said, "Frankly, we can't see why the area needs a new church when beautiful old churches like St. Bartholomew are having such a difficult time remaining solvent." On the upside, though, perhaps the presence of a religious institution will help clean up this corner of Classon and Fulton which has been plagued by a variety of sinners for years.
Development Watch: Universal Church at 1091 Fulton [Brownstoner] GMAPDOB
Another Church on Fulton (As If It Needs One) [Brownstoner]
Universal Church Almost Ready, Still Ugly
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