Thursday, December 6, 2018
Really Random Thursday, 12/6/18
We began this week with an early family Christmas present. Earlier this year, we saw that Lion King was coming to Fresno.
Anyway, they decided that they wanted to add a children's center. In the same place as the chapel! So...they decided that moving the chapel was the best option. Gabriel keeps telling us that he wants to be an architect, so Mark thought he might enjoy watching the process that goes into moving a building. For weeks, Mark has been picking him up from school every other Thursday and going to check on the status of the move. They have watched the cement pad being poured in the new location. They have watched the facade around the front pillars being removed. They have watched the building being jacked up and big steel beams put underneath it, on eight dollies (one of the TV stations called them "holy rollers"--ha) in preparation for the move. During all this, Gabe has been completely fascinated, and has even met some of the project managers. I think they were impressed with his interest.
Finally, this week they were able to watch the move begin. The chapel weighs 220 tons and is 8,000 square feet, and they are only moving it 340 feet.
This is a series of photos from a video by a local TV station.
Gramps had to document this as well.