• 90 foot doors opening to the drive-in church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The doors opened the Crystal Cathedral to the drive-in congregation which preferred to worship from their cars. Here we see Dr. Schuller addressing the drive-in congregation from his pulpit.
    • A congregant 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • A peripatetic minister 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The use of the jumbotrons allowed Schuller to occasionally follow the then popular fashion of the minister moving about as close as possible to the congregation.
    • After worship 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In the right lower middle range, note the photographers still at work for the Hour of Power.
    • Central fountain 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Running the length of the interior worship space was the multi-jet fountain. European commentators frequently identified the fountain as for baptism. While it could have served that purpose, it carried the effect of placing ...
    • Chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Dr. Kok, psychiatrist on the Schuller staff, addresses conference attendees in the chapel atop the Tower of Hope.
    • Chapel detail and organ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The chapel of the Tower of Hope also had an excellent pipe organ for worship and the sounding board under which Dr. Schuller is addressing seminary conference attendees.
    • Crystal Cathedral Interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The incredible span of Philip Johnson's space frame is here apparent. The entire interior is spanned without a single interior column or exterior buttress. Everything, walls and ceiling roof, are all dependent upon the ...
    • Crystal Cathedral viewed from one of the star points 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Crystal Cathedral could seat three thousand worshipers who could gain entrance and egress from multiple entrances/exits. Here the new worship space is shown in relationship to the earlier Tower of Hope.
    • Crystal doves hovering over the liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      One of the happier fundraising devices was accepting donations for the crystal doves for the church room.
    • Detail of Tower of Hope 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In addition to the external emergancy stairway and campanilie, note Schuller's use of water in relation to all of his buildings.
    • Detail of Tower of Hope 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Schuller managed to combine good architecture with a certain amount of flair as exhibited in the exterior fire escape which paralleled the flair of his ministry.
    • En chamade reed pipes 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Entries to Crystal Cathedral 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Interior of one of the entrances at one of the "star points" of the Crystal Cathedral.
    • Entry to Crystal Cathedral 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Close up of an entrance showing it's accessibility from the opposite side of the building.
    • Filming for the Hour of Power 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      For each service there were several cameramen photographing the service which was later edited for the Hour of Power, broadcasted throughout the United States and Europe.
    • Filming the congregation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Filming the congregation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Filming the interview 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Filming the interview 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A part of the Hour of Power was the interview of guests who had a compelling story of their Christian experience. Here filmed for close-ups