What’s this? A new clean, modern design for the high-voltage power line structures along the Sam Houston Tollway, just west of I-45 South?
Naah — it’s Sagemont Church’s new 170-ft.-tall steel cross, viewed in its natural setting. Plus: It lights up at night!
A church blog documents the construction process, which was completed just a few days ago.
Sagemont beat out its more PR-savvy neighbor, Grace Community Church, in Houston’s ongoing giant-cross competition. Grace plans to build 2 giant crosses on I-45, one of which will be sited less than 2 miles from the Sagemont model. The Grace Community Church crosses are expected to be 20 feet shorter, but they’ll up the ante with a more ornate design: each cross will stab through a hollow globe planted atop a colonnaded elevator platform.
- Cross Update – Feb.7, 2009 [Sagemont Blog]
- Grace Community [Mega]Church [HAIF]
- Two 150 ft Crosses to Mark our City [Grace Community Development Corporation]
- Grace Community Church and the Giant Crosses on I-45 [Swamplot]