Neglected Indiana church once an engine for change - Charles Leroux (Chicago Tribune, February 27)
Finally there is news of the plan to stabilize the sanctuary of the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana for use as a ruins garden. According to the article, the plans -- first discussed in 2005 by Gary City Planner David Wright -- are moving ahead. Unfortunately, the plans still include demolition of the annex building next door, which in my opinion is as architectural refined and interesting as the masive Gothic Revival sanctuary.
Someday, Ecology of Absence plans to publish its research and several visits' worth of photographs. For now, a good introuction can be found here and extensive photographs here on Flickr.