Friday, October 24, 2008

Complete: The Northeast Spire

When the roofers finish caulking the Northeast spire today, it will be done. They have removed the rotten wood and old aluminum shingles. They put a metal decking over the steel superstructure, then screwed copper shingles into place. Many of the glass panes in the windows were broken by hail or by the construction process. All the glass is back.

The only change we should see in the next 100 years is a gradual change in the copper's patina.

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