Neighborhood Views

These pictures were taken this afternoon around 3pm.They show the new Church from various angles from along N Fifth Street and Santa Clara. cropped-Perspective-View-130919.jpg

Perspective View 130923 Rotunda View 130923 Sanctuary External view 130923Notice the effect of the shade trees on the Sanctuary windows.IMG_6254 IMG_6252 IMG_6251 IMG_6250 IMG_6249 IMG_6248 IMG_6247

From some angles you can also see the north side of the tower base and the frames for the two panels of glass.  From many angles the north side of the tower base is not visible.IMG_6239 IMG_6240 IMG_6241 IMG_6242 IMG_6243 IMG_6244 IMG_6245 IMG_6246IMG_6247

Entryways Take Shape

The primary entry way to the Church will likely be via the Atrium off S Fifth Street.  The secondary entry way will be from Santa Clara which will provide easiest access to the Narthex, Sanctuary and upper floors if the Atrium gate is down.

The pictures below show these views looking into and out of the Church.  There is also an Atrium view from the second floor balcony.

Atrium entryway.Atrium 130919Atrium north wall provides platform for AC, Data and AV. Atrium Camera Mounting PointCorner post in Atrium provides access for data and power for two displays. Atrium Corner with AV AccessAtrium entrance viewed from second floor Atrium second floor 130919Atrium north wall viewed from SE corner.  Notice community service room on left. Atrium View NE from SW corner View of the Narthex from Santa Clara Entrance. santa clara entry 130919View looking south through Santa Clara entry way from Narthex.

Santa Clara from Narthex looking southWest wall of Narthex faces Santa Clara Exit.

Front Entrance Camera Mounting Point

Roof Deck Concrete

watchful eyeThis morning the concrete pump was set up and ready to go by 7:30.  Forms were checked for final level and the concrete truck rolled in shortly after 8.  The teams completed the pour around 10:30. All under the watchful eye of Larry Smedley.

When the city planning deparment requested a change in our plans from pavers to poured concrete for the roof patio our structural engineer, architect and general contractor re-designed the roof deck which delayed the project and increased the cost of the new Church.  The pour this morning used light-weight concrete poured over re-bar which in turn was supported by a layer of foam planks.  The resulting concrete varied in thickness from 3″ to 5″.  It was then stamped to provide a paver-like surface.

These pictures show the equipment set-up. perspective view 130916parking lot view130916concrete pump ready

Lines and forms were checked on last time for level and height.checking for level checking for level S view checking for level SW view

roof view NE 130916The concrete pump boom was then positioned for the pour.positioning concrete feedconcrete pump framed by rotunda and city hall ready for roof pour SE view

First concrete on the roof !first concreteroof pour first load

Finished  the shortly after 10:30


9/11 Update

As we remember past events we look forward to the future in anticipation of our new Church.

The admin area has been painted.admin area paintedThe elevator car is complete. elevator car completedFraming the door on the elevator elevator door assemblyInternal signage on the second floor internal signageCabinetry installation in the pre-school. pre-school cabinetsRadiant heat boiler insstalled, waiting for power to test radiant heat boilerThe large classroom at the top of the stairs has been painted. second floor conference roomRepair to N 5th street is underway street repairThe north wall framed by Vintage Tower and City Hall stucco framed by vintage tower and city hallWestern conference room looking north. western conference room looking NWestern conference room looking south. western conference room looking S

Roof Deck and Stucco

Progress on the roof deck has been slowed by the permitting process.  Soon the insulation will be installed on the deck, re-bar added and the roof deck will be poured. Third floor deck 130906Above the roof deck progress on the base of the tower that will support the cross continues.base of tower

Progress on the stucco work on the north-facing walls continues.

stucco north walls - 1 stucco north walls - 2 stuco north walls - 3 stuco north walls - 4


First Elevator Ride

Here are a few September 6th pictures of the first ride in the elevator.

This is a view looking up taken between the first and second floor.View from Second floor going up

The hydraulics for our system includes a double piston to cover the entire range from first floor to third floor.three stop piston heavy duty piston

The ThyssenKrupp team first assembled the rails and installed the hydraulics.  They then built the base platform and tested out the hydraulics.ThyssenKrupp Elevator Install Team temporary controls

Next step will be to assemble the elevator car itself.  Once completed the elevator will be ready to go – except for small matter of programming which will be done closer to building occupancy time.Elevator - ThyssenKrupp Install Team