Philip Johnson’s Peace Chapel vandalized with graffiti in Dallas
January 10, 2017 - 18:38 1903 Submitted by WA Contents
The Interfaith Peace Chapel is a modern masterpiece designed by award-winning and world-renowned architect Philip Johnson in 1990s. Then, the Cathedral of Hope, United Church of Christ and non-profit social advocacy group Hope for Peace & Justice moved forward the building in 2010 with construction architect Cunningham Architects.
This modern piece is a brilliant, inspirational design of "sculpture as architecture." Seating up to 175 people, the chapel provides ideal space for intimate worship services, commitment ceremonies and memorial services.
Dallas police were at Cathedral of Hope this morning (Thursday, Jan. 5) investigating graffiti painted onto the church’s Interfaith Peace Chapel. The building was vandalized at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas, CoH’s lead pastor.
The spray-painted message included a Louisiana phone number and referred to a car as a “Brown Chivy Suburbin.” The name “Johntion Kimbrou” — possibly “Kimbrow” — was also painted on the church, along with a reference to “kitty porn.”......Continue Reading
Top image courtesy of Cunnignham Architects
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