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Vatican Outright Slams Philip Johnson's Crystal Cathedral

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This just in from Curbed LA: the Vatican has come out and slammed the Crystal Cathedral, a Garden Grove, Calif., tower that was designed by Glass House architect Philip Johnson in the '70s and recently acquired by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. In fact, a recent California Catholic Daily article entitled “Cement cubes, glass boxes, crazy shapes” discusses how the Italian newspaper La Stampa used Crystal Cathedral as an example of how Church honchos plan to 'crack down' on architectural abuses" and "consider this work as ‘very urgent.’” Oh, snap! Hey, it wouldn't be the holidays without some big-time drama, right? Curbed LA has more.
· Vatican Hates Newly-Catholic Crystal Cathedral [Curbed LA]
· "Cement cubs, glass boxes, crazy shapes" [California Catholic Daily]
· All Philip Johnson coverage [Curbed National]