Thursday, October 16, 2014

Structural steel taking shape

You can see the south transept filling out and get a sense of the elevation of the church. That's architect Kevin Hogan in the foreground!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tympanum Sculpture off to Evansville for Casting!

This incredible piece will be cast in a stone/resin material and will cap the main entrance door. We'll see how well the casting takes, but the original clay shown here is breathtaking. The sculptors were Nancy Drone, Andrea York, and Brooks Bleyer.

Detail of Saints Kateri and Patrick. 

Detail of Saints Mary and Joseph. 

This is the largest piece but there are four panels that will also enrich the church immeasurably... Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Forming vault walls

Forms are progressing for the pouring of the vault walls. This vault will be functionally just for mechanical features like furnaces and pumps, but there will be some space for emergency refuge and it will be an extraordinarily strong structure.

And if you drive by you'll see the large quantity of ductwork on site. These are big! The volume of the building requires a lot of air flow; moreover, the noise of the heating and A/C inside the building is decreased by having larger ducts because the same volume of air can be moved at a lesser speed.