On Sunday, October 13th the congregation visited the new Church site for a tour and blessing of the cross.
The picture below was taken as the congregation formed a Circle of Inspiration after the blessing.
On Monday, October 14th a crane arrived at 24 North Fifth to install the final roof railing for the roof deck and the cross. Pictures of the crane set-up were published in a previous blog, and are HERE.
Everyone was very pleased to see Jim Crawford at the site.
The pictures of the cross being raised from the staging area to the top of the cross tower are below. The rigging team found a small mis-alignment between the bracket on the cross and the structural component supporting the cross. A decision was made to re-work the bracket rather than modify it in-place.
The cross is expected to be installed on Friday, October 18th.
You can read more about the history of the Church in Today’s San Jose Mercury News Article.
Previous blogs described the construction of our elevator from empty concrete shaft (http://sanjosefirst.com/elevevator-construction-begins/) to a working elevator – my first ride !
The ThyssenKrupp team has completed the programming and adjustment of the elevator and its ready for inspection, or will be soon.
You may have seen the article about the raising of our cross in today’s Mercury News. If not, its HERE
It is interesting that much of our early Church history was taking place at the time ThyssenKrupp was born through a merger of two German steel companies, Thyssen AG founded in 1891 and Krupp founded in 1811.
New sidewalks have been poured and the frames and re-bar for the bike racks are in place.
Here are a few pictures of the pouring:
Here are pictures of final results, including the bike rack location:
All significant structural work is complete with the exception of the cross and art glass. Most areas in the building are being cleaned and are in final form for occupancy. Several areas of the Church are highlighted in these pictures taken October 8th.
The admin area painting is complete.
The atrium is getting cleaned and doors installed. This first picture shows the connections for the display boards – digital screens that will provide information to visitors and passers-by.Admin Area and Pre-school also taking shape.