The forms are being laid for the playground. Here are initial pictures.
The first picture below was taken this morning, the second one around noon.This last picture was taken October 22nd. The new cross is framed by city hall and the construction camera on the 11th floor.
On Wednesday the Eurobau team delivered the first sample of the Art Glass that will be used in five sanctuary windows, three transom windows above the Santa Clara entrance, also referred to as “the quiet space”, the cross tower, and eventually the front doors.
On Sunday, October 13th the congregation visited the new Church site for a tour and blessing of the cross.
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.
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.
On Monday, October 14th a crane showed up at Church to install the Cross. Before that project the crane was used to put in place the last piece of the roof deck – a railing on the connector walk between roof terrace and the back stairways.
The pictures below were taken as the railing was raised into place.
Once the crane was in place, the railing was moved from the staging area to the roof deck.
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.
These pictures taken this afternoon show progress with AVL, sidewalk concrete and other interior spaces.
The western conference room is nearing completion. The south end will host the Gethsemane window.
The construction trailer is gone as seen from these two pictures showing the empty lot that has served as a staging ground during construction.