Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Indian Summer

So much for fall.  It was 88 degrees at the site this afternoon.  Notice woodwork for the southeast tower at the lower right.
It's finally his turn for some attention.
The northwest frieze board, on the left, has been painted.  The southwest, on the right, is being painted.
I checked out the string line above the west gable.  It's still hanging around.
There was some interesting detail below the gable, also.
The string line is still above the east gable, too.  I think its purpose is to guide the placement of the copper crown on top of the flashing.
The pigeons seem to be ignoring the perch under the east gable.
I couldn't resist peeking at the new water collection system on the east side.  The bronze hangers are all at work this week.
The fascia, soffit and frieze board have been painted.
I noticed more new wood on the south side.
The fascia and soffit have been placed on this east side of the south gable.  It's also easy to notice the kicktail roof, where the cove edge meets the flat edge.
Workmen were installing the fascia on the west side of the gable today.
I watched some of the wood join the fray.
More wood used the elevator to participate.
There's room for it right here.
I hope you've been watching the steeple from the construction cam.
The detail is stunning.
The trim, here on the steeple but also on the towers, is all wood.
The pioneers used wood, so wood is being used in this restoration.
The wood came from the mill with one coat of primer on it.  The painters are adding to that.
When the jambs in the tower doorways are rebuilt, they will be wood, also.
Please notice the sandstone watercourse progressing around the temple.
The soffit and fascia under the flat portions of the roof on the north side are complete.
Lots of noise is coming from the north lot, which until recently has been relatively quiet.
Little machines buzz around as though filling the planters is the most important job ever.
Dirt is piling up.
The focus is this feature, a dramatic centerpiece of sprinkler lines which will be inside a Victorian urn.
The smaller north planter seems to be extra-greedy about its share of the dirt.
I have entertained thoughts about taking my yellow ladder back to the site, but it didn't make it into my car today.  No worries, my camera covered for me.  The forms around the fountain are on the right.
There are several layers of rebar and decks and other stuff which I'm not quite grasping.  The key to understanding is to remember that the ultimate ground level will be four or five feet above what we are seeing.  There will be water.  It will be beautiful.  That's all I need to know.
The pavilion has no longer been forgotten.
It was receiving plenty of attention today, with men nosing around inside.
My camera tried really hard to see what they were doing.
This picture provided no answers.
Matting is in place in preparation for a planter south of the pavilion. 
There is plenty of dirt for another planter, for sure.
A blog reader sent me a picture of a painting of the Provo Tabernacle by Al Rounds.
Pretty soon we'll have snow on Mt. Timp again.
I tried to duplicate the angle of the painting, but I actually value my life and chickened out.  Maybe I will try harder when there is a little snow.
In the meantime, fall has officially arrived.
Ready or not.

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