The first concrete building ever constructed in the United States is about to open.
The Church of the Brethren is slated to open to the public this summer in Philadelphia.
It will be the first concrete structure ever built in the US.
The Brethren will feature a grand entrance and lobby.
It will also feature a large concourse, a main plaza, an outdoor terrace and an outdoor bar.
The construction of the church will be funded by the American Fund for Architects and a private donor.
The city of Philadelphia is expected to contribute $300,000.
The new building will be built to the specifications of the architect, who is based in Philadelphia, but will be managed by a different firm.
It has already been approved for $500,000 in federal grant funding, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The church’s first concrete structures are in San Francisco and Boston, the Associated Press reported.