The Genie Lift has Arrived!

CHICAGO, IL – The use of Genie Lift is now on site at the Shrine helping the workers reach those high areas. Scaffolding will still be used at the far east and west walls but the lift will be able to reach almost everything else. Scaffolding has been installed on the far east wall for tuckpointing.

Tuckpointing is the method of repairing weathered joints in old masonry. The joints are cut or raked and then wet mortar is placed in the joint.