Week 3 Photo Update
Let's first take a peak underneath the church.
The crawl space, which nobody really gets to see (except the workers and a few daring individuals), will now serve as a common return air.
It used to be so muddy and dirty underneath; it served as home for rodents and critters. Look how clean it is!
The crawl space also houses the electrical conduits, HVAC piping, etc. The utility men will now have a much more pleasant experience!
Now, let's go down to the basement.
The picture below shows the northwest side, where the electrical panels for the lights and the sound system will be located.
Below is the north side. The basement will become an extension of the sacristy, and serve as storage for our seasonal items (e.g. Creche figurines); that's why they've started clearing and cleaning it.
Here's how it looked like last week. Notice the boiler on the left and the air handler on the right? They've been removed!
Now, what's going on inside the church?
The workers spent almost an entire week installing the scaffolding. There's scaffolding everywhere! From floor to ceiling, from wall to wall, in every part of the church!
Scaffolding in the Narthex...
Scaffolding in the Nave...
Scaffolding in the south Transept...
Scaffolding in the north Transept...
Scaffolding in the Sanctuary and Apse area...
And here's the most exciting part for me this week:
Conrad Schmitt Studios has started the interior decorative painting. Notice the marbleized look on the arches above the column? Amazing!!!
Stay tuned for next week's photo update!
Fr. Rommel Tolentino
on Wednesday, January 23 at 8:55PM