Three-dimensional rendering of the dome at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral allowed designers to make sure the structure was perfect to within a half-inch before it was built on the ground and set in place by a crane.
Three-dimensional rendering of the dome at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral allowed designers to make sure the structure was perfect to within a half-inch before it was built on the ground and set in place by a crane. Courtesy Clancy & Theys Construction
Three-dimensional rendering of the dome at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral allowed designers to make sure the structure was perfect to within a half-inch before it was built on the ground and set in place by a crane. Courtesy Clancy & Theys Construction

How do you ensure a 324,000-pound dome will fit atop a cathedral? You build it twice.

July 26, 2017 09:44 AM

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