These photos show the construction of our new church and span the time frame of Nov. 2010 through Dec. 2011.  Enjoy! 


Construction Photos taken December 15

We're three days away from the dedication on the 18th.  Finishing touches are being done and the last item are being delivered.  As you will see, the marble baptismal font has been installed. The dedication plaque is now in place inside the Landis Avenue Narthex doors.  And several items were put in place today.  These include the marvelous Tabernacle, electronic votive light stand, altar and sanctuary candles, holy water fonts, and both the Donor Tree and the Friends of St. Joseph Plaque.  We've also added some  8 1/2 ficus trees in front of the windows on the 43rd Street side.  It's so exciting!






Construction Photos taken December 5-6

Pews have been assembled and are in the process of being bolted down.  Plans call for the installation to be completed by the end of the week.  Railings have been installed on the steps that lead into the existing church and the sanctuary steps in the new church.  The new sign for the church has been placed - looks wonderful! 



Construction Photos taken December 3-4

On Saturday the two exterior statues of St. Joseph were mounted above the Narthex entrances.  In addition, the landscaping was completed.  It looks beautiful - check it out!



Construction Photos taken December 1-2

As you will see, more than a quarter of the pews have been assembled.  They look terrific and now you can get a sense of the magnitude of the nave.  Exterior landscaping is really taking shape. Sod, plants, and a variety of trees are being placed around the grounds.  Take note that the parking area has been cleared of construction machinery and containers as  this area is scheduled for paving before the end of next week.



Construction Photos taken November 28-29

The furniture for the church arrived as scheduled on November 28 in two 52 foot tractor trailers.   The assembly of the pews will take two weeks.  Check out the photos and you will see the components of the pews, the altar furniture and the process being used to prepare for the assembly.



Construction Photos taken November 26

The Saturday after Thanksgiving was a busy day - both on the inside and outside of the church.  The workers took advantage of the beautiful warm weather to make excellent progress on the cement work.  The inside work consisted of attaching the Corpus to the Cross on the Reredos wall, placing the statues of the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph in the niches and hanging the Stations of the Cross.  Enjoy!




Construction Photos taken November 25

The photos show three areas of construction activities:  (1) the progress being made on the cement work, (2) the working sacristy which is located behind the Reredos wall and (3) the decorative cross that was just added to the Reredos wall.



Construction Photos taken November 15-19


These photos show the interior - note the honey blonde color of the wainscoting that matches the color on the reredos wall and the wall behind it.   Exterior photos show the work in progress on the concrete walkways.  You'll also see a painter in action touching up the steeple of the existing church.



Construction Photos taken November 14

The components of the Reredos wall, which was built off-site, were delivered on November 10.  As you will see, these photos show the progress made in just one day! 


Construction Photos taken November 7-10

These photos provide an opportunity to see the cement work done in the back of the church and the prep work taking place on the entrance steps and ramp.  There are also photos of a large interior mechanical unit, the structure of the wall that will separate the Nave from the Narthex and some of the Reredos components which were just delivered.

 

Construction Photos taken on November 4

As you will see, these photos show the exterior trim on the front of the church, entrance areas, new concrete sidewalks, interior trim and the final paint color for portions of the sanctuary area and the interior niches for the statues.  Enjoy!





Construction Photos taken  October 17 - November 1

These pictures include ceiling fixtures, lights and curbs in the parking lot, the statue of St. Joseph that will be placed in the niche above the Narthex entrances, the cabinetry in the vesting sacristy, electric panels, and a good view of the tile on the floor of the Nave.



Construction Photos taken on October 15

The following two albums show the progress over the last two weeks on the interior and the exterior of the new church.  The stained glass window of St. Joseph and Jesus as a youth has been installed, tile work has started and the interior lighting fixtures in the main body of the church are in place.  Painting of the interior and exterior of the church continues and a steel blue trim paint will begin on October 17.   The exterior brick work is near completion and the prep work on the concrete walkways are slated to begin next week.


Interior Photos



Exterior Photos



Construction Photos taken on September 28

There has been a beehive of activity today both outside and inside the new Church.  As you will see, work has begun on the block work that will create the structure for the Landis Avenue entrance into the Church.  Inside the Church painting continues, ceiling slats are being installed, and yesterday a speaker for the organ was mounted.   The inside photos in this series were taken from ground level and also at ceiling level, which will give you a perspective of the magnitude of the main body of the Church.



Construction Photos taken on September 26

These two photos show the area where the Stations of the Cross will be placed.


Construction Photos taken on September 19-21

These photos show the progress on both the exterior and interior of the church.  As you can see, the work is going exceptionally well.  Painting of the interior has started and the one of the huge HVAC units was installed on the roof.  Check out the size if the crane!



Construction Photos taken on September 13

Work on the shingles is progressing and if you had a chance to see the work in person, I think you will agree they are an exact match to the ones on the "Beloved Little Church".

Two shifts are working diligently on the interior of the church.  The sheet rock is well underway and it is now easier to imagine how the church will look as a worship space.   



Construction Photos taken on August 12

These photos focus on both the exterior and interior of the church.  As you will see, most of the windows have been installed.  Take note of the beautiful trim that surrounds the two round windows where the Holy Spirit and St. Joseph and Jesus stained glass windows will be installed.  The brick work is well underway and today the six foot high white arched nook above the Narthex doorway, which will display a statue of St. Joseph, was completed. 

The interior photos show the magnitude of the church.  The beam at the peak of the interior is 100 feet long!  Check out the raised and defined wooden areas along the side wall of the worship space.  This is where the Stations of the Cross will be mounted.  



Construction Photos taken on July 28

Unlike the interior focus of the photos three days ago, these photos show the progress being made on the outside of the structure.



Construction Photos taken on July 25

The focus of the photos this week continues to be mainly on the interior of the church.  As you will see, the windows are being installed and two HVAC units are in place.  As you will see from the photos, the brick work has begun at the back corner of the church .   Enjoy!

Note:  Due to the extremely hot weather last week no pictures were taken.



Construction Photos taken on July 8

The focus of the photos this week is the interior of the church which is almost enclosed.  Enjoy!




Construction Photos taken on July 1

The roof shingles have started to be installed on the south side, exterior framing is well underway, and work on the fire protection system has begun. 



Construction Photos taken on June 24

The construction site has been a beehive of activity.  Note the excellent progress in the last week.



Construction Photos taken on June 13-17

Progress continues on the church exterior.  The roofing process has begun.




Construction Photos taken on June 9

These photos are the first taken from the interior of the church.   The sheer magnitude of the area is impressive when you see it for the first time. 
Next week the shingle and flat work crews will start the roofing.  This will start on the south side of the structure.



Construction Photos taken on June 5

The construction site was a beehive of activity this past week.  The exterior sheathing is near complete and a coating of vapor barrier material (yellow) has begun to be applied.



Construction Photos taken on May 26

I think you will be impressed with the work done over the past week.  The south wall has been completed and the exterior sheathing is starting to go up.  As you can see from the photos, the duct work is also underway.



Construction Photos taken on May 18 and May 20

It has been a busy week - as you can see, the block work on the south side of the church is well underway.  Studs are being put up and work continues on the roofing.  In addition, over the next two weeks the sanctuary steps will be poured, fire protection piping, and roof & drain piping will be installed.




Construction photos taken on May 13

As you can see, the cement has been poured for the main body of the church and the vestibule.  You can now get a better sense of the magnitude of the church's interior.



Construction photos taken on April 29, May 3 and May 6

Over the last week work has progressed as you will see by the three albums  below.  Metal sheeting is near complete, wall sheathing is starting to go up, and a portion of the cement floor has been poured on the south side of the church. 

April 29


May 3


May 6


Construction photos taken on April 18 and 22

These photos were taken on April 18 and 22.  As you can see, the steel work is looking good.  Plastic was being put in place on the south side of the interior floor space on April 22 in preparation for the pouring of concrete during the week of April 25.  I hope you enjoy seeing the progress. 

Just think last year we celebrated the Ground Breaking on April 18!



Construction photos taken on March 28 and April 6

Even with the cold and wind over the past week, you will see that progress has been made.  On March 28 the cross was raised on the portion of the new Church where it will connect to the original Church.  It was exciting to see it being moved into place.   On April 6 photos of the Church were taken from the top of the bridge as you enter Sea Isle.  It was cold, very windy, and a little scary being up there!  From this vantage point and from the ground level you can see that the metal roof decking on the north side of the structure is well underway.    Next week expect to see photos as a portion of the sacristy wall in the original church is broken through to create the passageway to the new Church.



Construction photos taken on March 22-26, 2011

The weather for most of the week was cloudy and cold.   However as you will see, it did not slow down construction.  The metal decking on the south side of the A-frame is well underway and next week plans are to start on the north side.   Stay tuned next week for a photo of the Church from the bridge as you enter Sea Isle.



Construction photos taken on March 18, 2011

This week more work was completed on the physical structure and you can clearly see the metal decking that has been put in place.  Take note of the work completed on the structure closest to our beloved little Church.  The area closest to this is an area for a meeting room and rest rooms and the area to the immediate right of that is one of the entrances and the narthex (vestibule).  Next week, work will continue on the metal decking on the A-frame structure - this will be a massive job and one that the workmen describe as a challenge with very heavy lifting.   Stay tuned for more photos next week.



Construction photos taken on March 10 and 11, 2011

As you can see, the huge crane was removed from the site.  It was so big that it reached just about the entire length between 43rd and 44th Streets.   Take note of the cross that is on site waiting to be placed on the roof of the new Church.   This week there was a lot of steel work added to the section closest to the original Church.  You can now get a sense of the true size of the structure.


Construction photos taken on March 8, 2011

Take note of the progress on the steel work that will eventually connect the new Church to the original Church.


Construction photos taken on March 5, 2011

These photos were taken on a cloudy Saturday after a very productive week of construction.  The Church's roof line is now clearly visible on Sea Isle's skyline as you cross the bridge into town.  As you can see, the structure is is taking shape and is very impressive!


Construction photos taken on March 3, 2011



Construction photos taken on March 2, 2011



Construction photos taken on March 1, 2011

The day was sunny and cool and the construction crew was busy at work. As you will see from the photos, the truss at the top center of the super-structure was put in place today.



Construction photos taken on February 22-23, 2011

The steel superstructure is really starting to take shape - how exciting!


Construction photos taken on February 18, 2011

What a difference a day makes!   Excellent progress is being made.  You can now see the beginning of the new Church's roof line as you come over the bridge into Sea Isle.



Construction photos taken on February 17, 2011

As you can see, steel has arrived and it is being installed around the perimeter of the Church.   The building is starting to take shape - Hooray!


Construction photos taken on February 14, 2011

As you can see, work has progressed nicely on the foundation of the new Church over the winter months.  Stay tuned for additional photos as construction progresses.



These photos were taken at the end of November.  Stay tuned for additional photos as construction progresses.