Archinet posted a feature story on the renovation of the former Crystal Cathedral into the future Christ Cathedral today. The article focuses on the unique challenges posed in transforming a space built for a televangelism ministry into a Roman Catholic Cathedral:
How does one design tangible structures for that most intangible of qualities, faith? More to the point: how does one renovate an existing place of worship to suit a new dogma? Johnson Fain’s renovation of Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s Crystal Cathedral is the culmination of metaphor, media, and the historical Christian tradition of repurposing.
The story contains links to further renderings of the space as it will be constructed at the website of the architects, Johnson Fain.