Tuesday, June 19, 2007

For $190 Million . . .

At a price tag of $190 Million ($10 Million more than the concrete box built as a cathedral for Los Angeles), you'd think that the new Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California could: (a) look like at least a little bit like a church, (b) not be so ugly, and (c) not bring George Jetson so vividly to mind. But I guess not.
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Read more about it here. See construction pictures here.

7 comments:

J. Gordon Anderson said...

It looks like a nuclear reactor.

Timotheos Prologizes said...

Containing, perhaps, a pile of spiritual energy for a nuclear age.

Joseph said...

Part of me likes it. Soaring spaces with lots of glass can be beautiful and inspiring. Of course, part of me also thinks the inside looks like a bamboo steamer. I wonder what the acoustics are like. With that much glass, I'm not hopeful.

sanctus.liberalis said...

"We are looking for the nuclear wessels. Can you tell us where the naval base is in Alameda?" Err..Cathedral is in Oakland?

Timotheos Prologizes said...

sanctus,

You're geeking out on me, dude. Hold it together.

John J. O'Sullivan™ said...

I don't agree that this looks like a nuclear reactor. "Holy Family" Roman Catholic church in midtown Manhattan—*THAT* looks like a nuclear reactor. This just looks like Yes album cover art.

-j

John J. O'Sullivan™ said...

Or, even better: The Master Control Program:

http://www.3gcs.com/tron/publications/american-cinematographer/t_making-of-2.jpg

Just put a cross on it!

-j