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UPDATE: Develoment plans for the site are detailed in the August 18, 2006 Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Atlanta Business Chronicle newspapers. According to the AJC, plans include “…a towering 48-story hotel near the Buckhead MARTA station…” and will “…have 300 rooms topped by 192 condominiums.” A rendering indicates that demolition of the Amisano church would be required for construction. A link to the AJC story (should stay active for several weeks):

Buckhead to get Hilton hotel, condos

The former Second Church of Christ, Scientist, 3372 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, is at risk. The church was completed in 1985-1986 and was designed by the firm of Toombs, Amisano and Wells with Joseph Amisano as lead designer. The congregation is no longer meeting at the site, and only the Reading Room is currently occupied.

Atlanta based Ackerman & Company purchased the Second Church of Christ, Scientist for $3.25 million for both the more than 15,000-square-foot church and the .64 acres underneath it. While no definite plans are announced for the site, there are major construction projects surrounding the site.

Second Church of Christ, Scientist, exterior
Read more about the purchase and site here.

In the Atlanta Journal Constitution (Sunday, July 2) writer Walter Woods covers demolition of Modern buildings in Atlanta:

http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/0702modern.html

Link should stay live for a few days.

Friday July 7: Jim Wooten offers topics to discuss, including the idea of an architectural panel to discuss the save-worthiness of Modern Buildings. Take him up on the offer – what do you think? Link:
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/shared-blogs/ajc/thinkingright/entries/2006/07/06/old_buildings_and_old_bureaucr.html