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
Construction Photos taken December 3-4
Construction Photos taken December 1-2
Construction Photos taken November 28-29
Construction Photos taken November 26
Construction Photos taken November 25
Construction Photos taken November 15-19
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
Construction Photos taken on November 4
Construction Photos taken October 17 - November 1
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.
Construction Photos taken on September 28
Construction Photos taken on September 26These 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
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
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
Construction Photos taken on July 25
Note: Due to the extremely hot weather last week no pictures were taken.
Construction Photos taken on July 8
Construction Photos taken on July 1
Construction Photos taken on June 24
Construction Photos taken on June 13-17
Construction Photos taken on June 9
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.
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.