Designed by Richard Neutra and his son Dion, the 13-story Tower of Hope first opened in 1968. Named after New Hope Ministries, the building housed the very first 24-hour suicide prevention hotline (714-NEW-HOPE), which continues today under the management of Catholic Charities of Orange County.
In 2013, Tower of Hope underwent an extensive seismic upgrade. It now houses the offices of the Cathedral Parish, as well as EWTN Global Catholic Network and its West Coast television news and broadcast facility. The ninth floor of the tower houses executive office suites for other worldwide Catholic ministries, including Magis Institute and Dynamic Catholic.
Topped by a 90-foot neon-lit cross, Tower of Hope was the tallest building in Orange County when it opened, a distinction it held for more than 10 years. Located on the top floor, the 130-seat ecumenical Chapel in the Sky features panoramic views of Orange County.