CHICAGO, IL – Monthly recap of construction progress for August 2018. (Click images to enlarge.)
August saw the completion of the roof decking and steelworkers’ tasks!
Decking for the Southwest corner was purposely left open so that the brick and stonework of this corner could be repaired/replaced. This masonry is finished now with decking to be laid early September.
The inlaid gutter and wall top stonework on the South Wall will begin the first week of September as well.
Scaffolding will remain in the courtyard until the roofing and stone replacement are complete. These tasks are heavily weather dependent, so you will likely see activity on dry days.
A picture of the brick and stone repair work required in the Southwest corner of the building.
It has taken three years to accomplish Phase I. With your ongoing emotional, financial, and spiritual support, we embark on Phase II. Many employers will match your financial gift, doubling your money to the Shrine. Gifts-in-kind for materials required in Phase II are also welcome, and reduce the amount of funds that must be raised.
With time, money, a little luck, and many prayers, the congregation and the neighborhood will enjoy building occupancy in a reasonable time.