The Crystal Cathedral is for sale. Seriously. According to the L.A. Times
The Garden Grove church, which said it owed more than $50 million to creditors and vendors when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, will file a reorganization plan with a Santa Ana court as soon as Friday. The plan includes the sale of the 40-acre campus to a real estate investment group, alleviating financial pressure from a $36-million mortgage, Charles said. The church has a guaranteed option of leasing the campus for 15 years. After four years, the church could buy back the core buildings, which include the 10,000-pane Crystal Cathedral, the 13-story Tower of Hope, the welcome center and the cemetery.
I am not too heart broken by the news. Wendy and I took a tour of it a decade ago and it had already become a parody of itself then. The highlight was a women’s washroom that cost a million dollars to build. I know things like this are contextual but c’mon, a million dollars for a women’s washroom. Yeah.