Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tower Columns Arriving

Three of the four tower columns are on site with the fourth on the way. These are the longest components by far at eighty feet, and are arriving assembled. They reach to the top of the masonry portion of the tower. From there, an aluminum steeple will rise to the full height of about 150 feet. It will be impressive to see these columns standing up!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Structural Steel Continuing

Erecting the steel has made for some great viewing. Things will start seeming slower while a great deal of welding is done. Sometime in the next few weeks we'll see the 80 foot verticals for the tower go up... that'll be something to see!

My favorite view is from the ball field side. 

Welding up at the ridge line. These guys don't stop for rain or cold. 

With decking and insulation board going on, the sacristies are starting to feel like rooms. 

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!