More than 25 large cement mixing trucks converged, in stages, on the new Sacred Heart Cathedral construction site on April 8. In all, more than 250 yards of concrete were spread to create a large portion of the cathedral floor.
In just a few weeks, steel beams will be moved to the site– and the skeleton of the new cathedral will start to take shape.
Below are photos from the April 8 concrete pour, and photos two steel beams, one signed by Bishop Richard F. Stika, Father David A. Boettner, Cardinal Justin Rigali and others. The beams will be placed inside the cathedral to form the baldacchino, a canopy over the altar.
In one of the photos, project superintendents Fred Atkins and Chris Atkins stand with two of the beams.