August 2, 2015
As the summer starts, the exterior roof and masonry restorations are continuing and the results are evident.
June 23, 2015
Phase II of the exterior renovation continues with the repointing of the stone mortar, removal of the top of the existing non-functioning chimney, cleaning mockups approved, replacement of the snow guards on the roof, while the May flowers continue to bloom amongst all the construction debris.
May 14, 2015
Brownstone raking of the joints commences, façade inspection survey continues, roof repairs progress, and the truss repairs are completed!
March 25, 2015
Scaffolding is completed, truss repairs continue, and masonry survey and repairs resume with the warmer weather.
February 20, 2015
Bell tower scaffolding and truss repairs continue as the pews are removed for restoration.
February 5, 2015
Handmade tools that were likely made by the blacksmith who was located on Grand Street at the time, were found in the attic during renovations. Several hand blown light bulbs were also discarded in the attic.
January 15, 2015
Scaffolding continues to envelop the Cathedral to facilitate the roofing and masonry repairs. Simultaneously, the attic is cleared from debris to facilitate the truss reinforcement repairs.
November 5, 2014
After much anticipation and hard work, the scaffolding is being erected on the entire exterior of the Cathedral in order to inspect and repair the masonry and roofs.
October 1, 2014
During the design process, further investigations and exploratory work was required to assess the existing conditions and reveal the life safety hazards that needed to be rectified.
September 17, 2013
The Cathedral is full of many priceless treasures which were in danger of being damaged if any more ceiling tiles were to fall. These treasures have been removed and stored in a secure location offsite.
May 12, 2013
A complete building inspection was made after the Cathedral was closed down due to the unsafe ceiling conditions. Included in this update are photos of damaged areas which require life safety and interrelated renovations.