Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bricks, Forms and Sunshine

With the construction cam down, you are probably happy to see that Moroni is still doing fine.
The concrete pump spent another night at the site and poured a new area in the south lot.  Please notice the big arm of a machine on the far right of this photo.  He's breaking up the concrete base of the white crane.
I haven't taken pictures of this machine for a long time.
He was drawing his own little crowd along University Avenue, comprised of people who like to feel their teeth rattle.
The white sheeting gives the impression that the temple is receiving extra-special care, which of course is the case.
My camera peeked in the new opening and saw progress on the cove of the north gable.
The cove is built on the north side of the west gable, too.
Men were also working on the south side of the west gable.
I was happy to see brickwork beginning on the west side, now that the scaffolding is up.
Designs with the original bricks are intricate.
The towers make this building exquisite.
The roof on the northwest tower is being prepared for shingles.  Copper tubing will carry hot water to melt accumulating snow.
Watching work on the bricks is one of my favorite things.
I will confess that I love to come across evidence of spring, too.
The south entrance area is a long way from a concrete pour.
There is plenty of cable and lots of rebar.
I wondered about these two pipes.  They appear to just be resting there for now, not affixed.
Once I got home, I saw more of the white pipes.  They are probably for the fountain.  I've speculated before and been wrong, so I'm being careful.
I haven't seen men on the roof for months.  Maybe now that the crane operator is no longer around to intimidate everyone, this worker can be the big man on campus.
Or maybe this guy.
The pavilion at the temple site will be one place on the grounds where wedding couples and their families can take pictures.
It's easy to see that part of the footing for the pavilion was poured this morning.
Mr. Zambini Man and his friend with skates smoothed things out.
The wooden forms surround the underground anterior room of the pavilion.  You can tell that the pavilion itself, which will be above the footings on the right, will be some distance from the temple.  This is because, believe it or not, brides and their families can be just a little noisy.  Moving them away from the entrance to the temple will help with reverence.
This rebar will be for forms which will mark the part of the lot where center parking in the underground garage will start.  The underground lot will have 245 parking spaces, with 50 more above ground.
In taking this picture of the anterior room, I also captured a view of the mechanical building rising on the west lot.
This building is a lot bigger than I expected it to be.
However, it's out of the way on the north side of the west lot.
Besides, there are many beautiful things to capture our attention on the ground...
Or in the air!
And if you really have spring fever, register for the Temple to Temple Run!


The Cannon Family said...

The mechanical building does look big, but it's very long and narrow, and will have a flat roof. Eventually it will be covered with brick, and we will hardly notice it at all, it will be almost like a wall on the property line. Lots of temples have them, and they all just disappear once the landscaping is in.

Julie Markham said...

Thanks for the reassurance!

dSquared said...

Any idea why they havn't repaired the temporary covering for the se tower? It doesn't seem like it will get shingles for awhile.

Julie Markham said...

I'll take a closer look when I'm there next time and see what I can learn. My guess is it will be the last tower to get attention, after the scaffolding goes up along the south face. And that won't happen until those forms are covered with concrete.

Brian said...

Amen to the comment about noisy bridal parties! I was out visiting a couple of temples yesterday, and had to wait a while for a bridal party that seemed to have forgotten where they were at Draper Temple yesterday. I understand being excited for the couple, but I have never felt cheering when they come out is appropriate.

And their poor photographer had to shout his instructions to be heard over all the commotion they kept making.

Julie Markham said...

I think our temple builders now have tremendous experience about what works best for everyone.