Now sitting near the corner of Yoakum Blvd. and Kipling St. in place of the electronic sign for Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral: framework forming the new dome that will soon be mounted atop the structure’s sanctuary. The steel half-orb, meant to cap off a $12.5 million cathedral renovation and expansion project, has been under construction streetside since at least last week, as these pics submitted by Swamplot readers show:
The renovation will expand the building and nearly double its seating capacity. Aerial views of the reconstruction posted on the church’s website show the frame built around the existing sanctuary, where the dome will dock:
The sanctuary is being widened both towards and away from Kipling St. Both the main dome and a smaller one on top of the bell tower will be painted gold when complete.
On the inside, the dome’s main tenant will occupy the center of the space. Here’s a rendering of the future interior, looking up from the sanctuary’s balcony:
- Annunciation Cathedral Expansion [Annunciation Orthodox Church]
- Previously on Swamplot: Sanctuary Walls Crumbling as Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral Prepares to Get Born Again; Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Montrose Prepares to Spread Wings, Raise Roof
Images: Swamplot inbox (first and sixth); Txcon (third, fourth, and sixth); Annunciation Orthodox Church (aerials and renderings)