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I've never been able to figure out the purpose of this weird, flat, half-underground building, adjacent to the Ukrainian Catholic church a few blocks away.

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It's got multiple, hardcore chimney-type structures. Ovens for communion wafers? Crematorium? Heated underground baptismal fonts? And the ziggurat-esque stairs at the front seem unnecessary. Why would you need to walk around on the roof so much?

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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Where is this?

 ‎· bentley
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Is it HVAC (that would be more compact and typically put on rooftop in new constructon)?

 ‎· Micah
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@bentleywg In Brooklyn: https://goo.gl/maps/vbUQDR4kDXrFTwK16

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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The strangeness is even more apparent in this Google Streetview pic from 2011: https://goo.gl/maps/ht975EsTw3hdiG8TA

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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@micah: Maybe they had planned a taller building with several underground levels but they ran out of money after they finished the underground stuff so they just slapped the rooftop stuff at ground level, "for now."

 ‎· bentley 2
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@bentleywg That's an intriguing idea.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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If there's a church hall in the basement of the church, maybe they wanted to expand it, and that was the less-than-aesthetic result.

 ‎· John B.
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I'm partial to the suggestion from @bentleywg, too. It's such a common problem for religious buildings to run out of money for construction projects.

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 2
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^^^^ I think you’re spot on there.

 ‎· Micah
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Since I'm Ukrainian Catholic and all. We actually have real wine and bread chunks thrown in with an ice tea spoon, not wafers.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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^^^ It's funny how many episodes of Midsomer Murders mention church roof fundraising drives.

 ‎· bentley 2

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