The Garden of Allah Hotel was never a great financial success. In June 1930, nine months after the stock market crashed, its owners commissioned architects to design a hotel tower that would replace the campus layout and villas. The tower was never built, of course, which is a shame only in the sense that it would be a big improvement over the soul-crushingly tacky shopping center that is there now. It was built after the GOA, along with its villas and landscaping, were bulldozed in late 1959.