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Philip Johnson’s Interfaith Peace Chapel defaced in Dallas

Vandals scrawled graffiti on the building’s facade

Philip Johnson’s Interfaith Peace Chapel in Dallas was defaced last Thursday.
Photo via Dezeen

Vandals defaced a Dallas, Texas, house of worship designed by Philip Johnson’s firm last week, Dezeen reports.

The Interfaith Peace Chapel, designed by Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects in the 1990s, is today home to a largely LGBT congregation and has previously been a target for graffiti, said its senior pastor, Neil Cazares-Thomas.

Architecture targeted by vandals has been in the news of late: The Oscar Niemeyer-designed Hotel Nacional in Rio—set to reopen on January 15—became an unlikely center of attention when pop performer Justin Bieber graffitied its interiors.

It’s a sad state of affairs for one of Johnson’s last works, and, as Dezeen notes, the vandalism strikes not long after the dismantling of Johnson’s design for the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City, where objects designed and chosen by Johnson were auctioned off.

Via: Dezeen