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#162

Nice updated front shot, Michelangelo!


#163

St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center Facebook Page

“The dome is continuing to take shape! The steel tension ring was installed over the weekend, where the 40 ribs of the dome will be secured to. The ribs will be installed over the next few weeks. Keep watching! www.stnicholaswtch.org or download the Earthcam app.”






#164

Whoa!
Nice shots and nice progress of this church! ^^


#165

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Power Update Thomas


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#167

Pretty good shot, Michelangelo! ^^


#168

Great shot! It’s finally starting to resemble the final structure. I can’t wait to see this (hopefully) finished at least on the outside by next Spring/Summer so the sphere can come home!


#169

Thought I’d drop this morning’s earthcam pic here. Looks like they’re putting down the pavers for the plaza too


#170

16 beams out of 40 are up


#171

35 out of 40 beams are up


Earthcam


#172

Progress diagram


#173

Awesome! This church is really coming into shape!


#174


Earthcam

St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center Facebook page
The 40 ribs of the dome are in place! Over the next few weeks more work will be done on the dome structure and steel will be added for the glass and stone rainscreen that will begin next year. Progress continues…

These 40 ribs emulate the same design at Agia Sophia in Constantinople “But it was the dome that made Hagia Sophia the most complex building in antiquity. The shallow dome was made from 40 equally spaced ribs. Forty windows were then set at the dome’s base, creating the sensation that the dome actually floated over the church.” (PBS). Watch the construction live! Go to Earthcam.com or download their app to view the multiple cameras recording this historic rebirth of St. Nicholas.





#175

Splendid!
So far, so damn good! ^^


#176

@WTCProgress on Twitter
Iron workers Install Ribs For Dome Roof at the Saint Nicholas Church


#177

Earthcam
Upper compression rings are being installed


#178

Nov 8


#179

So far, so really good! ^^


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#181

EarthCam
Looking good! Can’t wait for glass!