Atrium Glass, Ceilings and Western Conf Room

The atrium glass installation continues, as does ceiling tile installation.  The frame for the stained glass in the Western Conference Room is nearing completion.  The pictures in this post were taken on August 8th.

Our glass supplier, Advance Glass and Mirror, focused on the atrium glass over the last few supplier -Advance Glass and Mirror glass panel

Atrium glass installation 130808This picture is of the Atrium facing west.atrium second floor looking W 130808

Ceiling tile installation continues throughout the building.  These two pictures are from Pre-school rooms 1 and 2 (the first two you would see as you enter the pre-school hallway from North 5th.pre-school Rm1-130808 pre-school Rm2-130808Once the ceiling tiles are installed, the complex HVAC and fire safety systems will disappear. HVAC and Fire Safety in PreSchool

The Axis net cam was off line last week because of construction in the IT conference room on the 11th floor of city hall.  It was back on line August 7th and re-aligned on August 8th.Axis Network Camera back on line

The stained glass framing for the western conference room continued.Western Conf room - glass frame-side Western Conf room - glass frame-front

These views from the roof include the entry way for the stairs and elevator.Third floor entry 130808 roof view looking W 130808


Cross Rising

Today was a major event in the construction of the new Church.  At 10:00 am the base of the cross was attatched to the lower side of the tower structure.  Over the next few weeks the tower will gain an additional six feet in height, then the Cross will be assembled and installed.

cross arrivesThe cross brace arrived this morning and while not large or extremely heavy it had to be placed on the south side of the building.

A long-reach crane was used for the job, after its high-boom extension was swung into place. The swing is controlled by hydraulics.crane unfolding -1crane unfolding -2crane unfolding -3

The roof looking northwest from the SE corner.roof view looking NW 130808

The brace was lifted off the truck and then crossed over the sanctuary to the base of the tower. cross brace on way upcross over the sanctuary

Next step was to lower it into position on the tower structures.brace dropping into place-2 brace dropping into place-3

It was then held in place while workers bolted it to the bottom of the tower. cross brace - workers bolting in place cross brace in place

Here is the view after crane’s job was comlete.roof view looking NE after cross brace in place

That base is now visible from the parking lot – – – cross viewed from parking lot 130808– – – as well as from the east side of City Hall.Cross Rising behind the trees

View from IT conference room 11th floor.cross brace - axis view

Roof Construction Continues, Pending Permits

Final design packages have been submitted for the changes to the roof deck requested by the City.  We have been told the permits will be issued shortly.

This picture taken August 30th if from the Santa Clara/5th Street corner looking north east.

roof view NE 130730Our network camera has been off line for the last week with modifications to the  11th floor conference room.roof 130730

Sheetrocking and Painting Continue

The pictures below were taken Tuesday, August 30th.  Additional framing continues while a majority of the sheetrocking has been completed.

We will likely have the tallest handbell closet this side of the Mississippi, if not in the entire US.bell closet framed

A majority of the Atrium has been sheetrocked and taping continues.  Painting on the window frames is underway.Atriium View NE 130730 atrium sheetrock completed

Sanctuary painting continues, and framing for the Tech Booth is completed along with a majority of the sheetrocking.sanctuary NE view 130730

tech booth framedEquipment and panels are being installed in the electrical room.electrical room

On the second floor the framing was completed for the two pastors’ offices and sheetrocking is finished in the breakroom.pastors offices framedbreak room 130730Preparation for stucco continues on the outside walls. west wall prepped for stucco