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The base of the spire had been destroyed.

The base of the spire had been destroyed.
The addition of a rubber membrane years ago trapped water in more than it kept it out.

The addition of a rubber membrane years ago trapped water in more than it kept it out.
The timbers that had been added to the base of the pire had been sistered with timbers of equal size when the rubber membrane was added.  The new timbers were almost as rotten as the timbers of the original spire base.

The timbers that had been added to the base of the pire had been sistered with timbers of equal size when the rubber membrane was added. The new timbers were almost as rotten as the timbers of the original spire base.
The mast top had been replaced with an aluminum replica at one point.  Our friend Michael Cotroneo scarfed a new timber to the remaining portion of the original spire mast.

The mast top had been replaced with an aluminum replica at one point. Our friend Michael Cotroneo scarfed a new timber to the remaining portion of the original spire mast.
The plate rafters at the base of the bell deck were also in need of repair.

The plate rafters at the base of the bell deck were also in need of repair.
Old photographs were used to restore the original proportions and moulding details of this spire.

Old photographs were used to restore the original proportions and moulding details of this spire.
The new spire base seen as the crane lifts it back into place.

The new spire base seen as the crane lifts it back into place.
Michael Cotroneo farbricated the new astragal mouldings by hand using old photos as his guide.

Michael Cotroneo farbricated the new astragal mouldings by hand using old photos as his guide.
The spire is safely back on the church.

The spire is safely back on the church.
 


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