crystal cathedral

crystal cathedral

The Crystal Cathedral is a Protestant Christian Church in the city of Garden Grove, in Orange County, California, United States. The prominent architect Philip Johnson designed the main sanctuary building, which was constructed using over 10,000 rectangular panes of glass and its sanctuary seats 2,736 persons.[2] The rectangular panes of glass are not bolted to the structure; instead they are glued to it using a silicone-based glue. This and other measures are intended to allow the building to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8.0.

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27. October 2010, 00:00 hide details Posted in: Architecture, Photos, Urban Tagged with: ,

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  1. An awesome building you captured in a clear bright light, which leads us to the sky (and that is the purpose of a church, isn’t it?)

    PixeLuzOctober 27th, 2010 at 09:17
  2. wow, beautiful. hope it doesn’t hail on it.

    Otto K.October 27th, 2010 at 13:24
  3. Impressive shot of quite an extravagant architectural piece.

    sherriOctober 27th, 2010 at 14:37
  4. i’ve heard of this building on some Christian show, i’ve never seen it before tho, it’s really quite beautiful… great job shooting it!!

    Elaine-October 27th, 2010 at 18:16
  5. oh the fun things you have to think about in cali. great shot. that glass really reflects its surroundings.

    joeOctober 27th, 2010 at 20:24
  6. That is quite an extravagant church!

    LukeOctober 27th, 2010 at 22:13
  7. awesome mirror building, impressive photo

    fabrizioOctober 27th, 2010 at 23:20
  8. wow, excellent

    yzOctober 27th, 2010 at 23:29
  9. Amazing… elegant composition .
    This is beautiful shot ! Great colours and light.

    NazzarenoOctober 27th, 2010 at 23:42
  10. Superbe Eglise et les précautions ont été prises pour les séismes. Impressionnant.

    PierreOctober 27th, 2010 at 23:47
  11. I like the scenery and the pov

    yiannis krikisOctober 28th, 2010 at 02:13
  12. they used an interesting mix of materials for this. i wonder what those small columns at the front are made of.

    micheleOctober 28th, 2010 at 18:58
  13. That is an awesome architecture, with stunning reflection .

    marianaOctober 29th, 2010 at 04:57
  14. Great! If Superman had a warm climate pad, I always thought this would be it.

    MikeOctober 30th, 2010 at 06:52
  15. And moments after you shot this it transformed into Megatron and flew off, right? 😉 (Jeeze I’m a geek…)

    Arjan - PlasticDaisyNovember 1st, 2010 at 13:07

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