Bell tower scaffolding and truss repairs continue as the pews are removed for restoration.
Chains were installed to rig the trusses for realignment.
New lumber in the nave waiting to be hoisted to the attic.
New lumber has been tediously raised to the attic for construction of the catwalks.
A woodworking shop has been constructed in the attic to facilitate the cutting of hundreds of lumber pieces for the catwalks and additonal ceiling joists that need to be installed to reinforce the bouncy ceiling before a new ceiling is installed in the future interior renovation project.
Construction of catwalks in progress.
More bolts are tightened.
Dean Fitzgerald from Fitzgerald Heavy Timber Construction finds antique hand made tool used when the cathedral was contructed.
Scaffold in the East courtyard begins.
Pews are numbered and catalogued for future ease of reassembly.
The Keck Group crew remove the pews for transport to their workshop for restoration.
All pews have been removed.
VESTIBULE CEILING AT GRAND STREET IS REMOVED (due to danger of collapse)
PHASE III INTERIOR RESTORATION PROJECT
Contractor pre-bid meeting and walk-through for Phase III, interior restoration.
St. Patrick's Cathedral's stained glass window restoration tour by Dennis Rodano, Diocesan Project Manager, and Rebeca Ruiz-Ulloa, Diocesan Architect.