TRUSS INSTALLATION COMPLETION!

CHICAGO, IL – Trusses 7 and 8, which are smaller than the others, have been installed in the north and south transepts of the building. Truss 6 was then put in, connecting Truss 7 and 8. Thus, all eight trusses have now been installed! Purlins, that is, steel supports which run perpendicular to the trusses, continue to be put in place. Welding continues as well. Meanwhile scaffolding is being built for more essential masonry repairs on the pediment wall located in between the nave and the altar area. This pediment wall is surmounted by a large stone cross.

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