|Sydney||CATHEDRAL FRAMES TO BOOST SYDNEY SKYLINE|
Sydney's skyline will alter dramatically on Saturday when giant 27 metre steel frames are placed on top of the two southern towers of St Mary's Cathedral. |
Between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm, Russian-built helicopters will lift two steel frames in 5 metre modules to the top of the Cathedral towers. Six modules of steel will be placed on each of the two towers to form the frames for the stone spires.
The placing of the towers will bring the 1865 plans of architect William Wardell one step nearer completion.
Cathedral Dean Fr Tony Doherty sees it as part of Sydney's preparations for 2000. "The completion of the spires, and the City Council's development between the Cathedral and the AUstralian Museum, which includes a 100 metre forecourt in front of St Mary's, will create a new and unique precinct of the Olympic City," he said.
Catholic Communications 2:59pm 28/5/99