Friday, October 10, 2014

Gablet, Revisited

Cooler weather is arriving.
So are the gablets.
Just this one at the north gable is up.
It still needs its roof.  I can't wait.
The gablet is built right into the slate roof.
I watched these men install the legs for the gablet at the east gable.
The legs at the west gable went up yesterday afternoon.
The south legs are in place, too.
There was so much to see today, it's good I wasn't in a hurry. The trench along the east side of the underground garage is being filled in as the wall is waterproofed.
About a year ago, a tutor named Bob taught me that I would understand the entire project better if I imagined the temple and its accompanying garage and annex as a huge ship sailing along the ancient Lake Bonneville.   I can remember his lesson because he drew me a picture.
The entrance at Second South now has green rebar.  Perhaps some of you have noticed the bulls-eye along the wooden barrier.  It's behind the man on the left and has shown up in other posts.
The surveyor uses it for target practice.
Some of you are worried about my ability to see over this wall.  My tippy-toes got a workout here.
The fountain has another level of forms for more concrete.
The pavilion is receiving deliveries but I'm not seeing a lot of work there.
My camera spied ducts under the roof, though.
Another planter is underway.  You know how this works by now, right?
This view from the construction cam shows that the sandbags holding the beginnings of more forms are actually organized.
Between Second South, where I was standing to take this picture, and the planter south of the pavilion, there will be a little room for above-ground parking.
While across the street to get a picture of the gablet legs, my camera saw an opportunity.  Look at the very center of the construction barrier and lift your eyes just a bit.
I tried to zoom in to see what was there.  I'm seeing sheetrock and spackle.
My camera is not known for handling perspective well, so this wall could be five feet inside, or 50 feet.
Ultimately, the interior will be beautiful.
The Church has just released pictures of the newly completed Phoenix Temple.
I am not seeing nearly as many masons as I used to, but this man was working today at the southwest tower.
The brick and stone on this section of the northwest tower are still getting some attention, too.
I have been told that the frieze board on the northeast tower is two-toned, with the molding painted a tan color.  I've heard this several times.  I'm not sure I trust my source on this one.
The new copper gutter is up on the southeast tower.
The slate roof is still growing.
The men climb to the roof from the inside and come out a door on the steeple.
It's like mountain climbing in reverse.
I know what the man at the top is thinking.
He's wondering why painters wear white pants.
There is some serious caulking going on.
And sanding.
Slats are in place to hold panels to the steeple base.
The northwest side now has a wood panel, above the roofline on the right.  Ultimately, the same two-toned paint will go here.  Maybe we'll see it.  Maybe we won't.
The steeple tower and its base have to be finished so the roofers can finish the slate. 
 There won't be a copper gutter on the steeple tower.  Drains have been laid in the steeple deck and rain and snowmelt will run through interior water pipes.
The massive scaffolding hides the progress.  The brick on this side is mostly complete and has been washed.
Finding the watercourse is becoming easier and easier.  This section is on the east wall.
From my tippy-toes, I captured this section along the south side.
You can admire the temple, or the fall colors in the mountains. The foliage turned red overnight.
Dirt has officially arrived for the west planters.  This is a momentous milestone.
Machines push it around on top of the geofoam.
Yuki Dorff took this stunning picture of the west lot yesterday.
Notice the row of prickly forms running through the center of her photo.
These were poured early this morning.
They will support a beautiful wrought-iron fence.
Another fence will run along this newly poured wall next to the Nu Skin driveway from Center Street.
Yuki took a picture of the north planters for us.
Fall is here.  Officially.
It's beautiful.

1 comment:

Esperanza said...

Watching the temple come together, I realize how little of the detail of the tabernacle I actually noticed. I definitely never saw the gablets. What a beautiful building.