This is a Guy Post:
For those who have been waiting for the next installment of the workshop chronicle, we have an update.
Not long ago, the first arch rose:
At this stage, I thought the project looked very stylish, and it put me in mind of this arch elsewhere:
Shortly, however, we thought of a baby Sistine Chapel, begging for some artist to lie on his back painting the ceiling:
(I know: I’ve seen the Sistine Chapel, and it really isn’t arched on the outside. But we tend toward lively imagination here. And we wonder, if Michaelangelo had had the benefit of a scissors lift, would he have brought his project in on time? It would have saved a lot of climbing.)
One of our readers has asked about the bolting-together of the arches. Here’s a closer look at the last few arches before they are brought together. Each arch is assembled on the ground (bolted together) before it’s raised into place and bolted to its neighbor. Lots of bolts.
The end-wall framers should be upon us today. Once it has ends with doors and windows, it should begin to look like its final self.