Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Update: Water damage repairs

The painters have finished their repairs to the water-damaged sections of paint covering an arch in the apse of the Cathedral. It looks much better.

A crate of clock parts

This crate arrived this week. It holds 870 pounds of clock parts to be installed in the Cathedral's clock tower. Most of the parts are newly made replacements for worn parts.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Water damage forces repairs

In the past two years, rain water seeped through the arch in the apse of the Cathedral and damaged the gold paint. Although the new roof stopped the leaks, the damage is done. The gold paint on the underside of the arch has two major "bubbles." The damage is difficult to see from the pews [above], but it is quite visible from the other side [below].

We should see some scaffolding in the apse of the Cathedral by the end of this week. While it will take a large structure to reach the 76 foot ceiling, the scaffolding should not be as dominant as it was in 2008.