Posted January 25, 2008

LOTS OF ACTIVITY AT THE ORATORY...

Finally the scaffolding is going up! The entire center section of the nave and the sanctuary is now filled with metal scaffolding from floor to ceiling. The plasterers and painters will be coming soon.



Posted January 25, 2008

...ANOTHER VIEW OF THE METAL MAZE...

This view is from the steps of the sanctuary back toward the entrance of the church. Shortly a bunch of monkeys will be swinging from their perch doing their work.



Posted January 25, 2008

JUST A FEW FEET FROM THE TOP OF THE NAVE, A PLATFORM OF METAL BEAMS AND PLYWOOD WILL PROVIDE THE BASE FROM WHICH THE PLASTERERS AND PAINTERS WILL WORK

In the photo below, you can see one worker assembling the metal base on which the plywood is placed.




Posted January 25, 2008

...EVER WONDER HOW THEY GET THE HEAVY BEAMS AND THE BIG 4' X 8' SHEETS OF PLYWOOD UP TO THE TOP...

This picture shows the elevator that moves the metal beams and the plywood sheets up to the assemblers at the top. The workers on the floor load the mechanism and press the button...and presto...a few seconds later they can be slid off and into place.


Posted January 25, 2008

SOMETHING FOR POSTERITY...

A number of the volunteers, upon finishing the concrete flooring work for the side and main altars, put their initials in the concrete. The photographer said that there were about 15 sets of initials. Although they are hard to read, these volunteers are immortally (well, not quite) enshrined in Old St. Patrick.


Posted January 25, 2008

MEANWHILE...THE RESTROOM OF THE CHURCH OFFICE IS BEING REMODELED.

The plumbers are tearing out the old fixtures and will soon be re-plumbing the room and replacing the old tile work which is in very bad shape.


Posted January 25, 2008

...AND, IN THE ANNEX ROOM UPSTAIRS FROM THE SACRISTY...

Redecoration on the room...painting, etc. is being completed.


Posted January 25, 2008

NEW FURNACE FOR THE ANNEX IS INSTALLED.

So, that the office and room above has heat and cooling, a new furnace and air-conditioning system has been installed. Also, additional plumbing work will be done in the months ahead.




Posted January 10, 2008

PAINT SCHEME PRESENTED BY THE ARCHITECT'S DECORATOR.

Although the design and coloration may eventually change somewhat before completion, this rendering will give you the essential feel for how the sanctuary will look when done. It shows the main altar and the side altars in proportion to the building. It is a very impressive yet simple design that is reminiscent of the history of Old St. Patrick yet is also thoroughly compliant with current directions in color and design.


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