This video shows one of the steel beams being raised into place and the beginning of bolting it. After all the beams are installed, then all bolts will be tightened, and everything will be welded together. Everything was going great, but then we hit a technical difficulty with the crane in the early afternoon, so please keep the prayers going! They will be bringing in another crane first thing Thursday morning. (What is that language they're speaking, you ask? The crew that fabricated the steel and is installing it came down from Chicago, but they are originally from the eastern part of Syria. They are Assyrian Christians, and they're speaking Aramaic. These guys have a deep devotion to St. George, so they love working on our church.)
Pouring concrete today. Notice in the background you can see the frame for the dome.
Finally along with our new website we also have a new web camera installed at the 116th st construction site. Check back here to see the progress live as it happens.