Air Conditioning Project
Read the offical announcement of the project here:
2012 was a monumental year as a result of the largest single gift in our history from the Fotsch Family Foundation. The addition of air conditioning to the Basilica transformed the Undercroft and Lower Church with the guidance of Uihlein/Wilson Architects, Ring & DuChateau engineers and Hunzinger Construction Company.
New walls for a sacristy, mechanical room, and the lower church have been added. The chilller is located between the Basilica and the west parking lot.
On the floor of the Basilica’s main level, circles were cut to allow for air diffusers that will drift cool air up into the main space in the Basilica.
One of the first holes under the pew, notice the Undercroft floor below:
Grid circles being cut into the floor of the Basilica on September 27, 2012.
There are lots more pictures of the AC Project on our Facebook page!
VIDEOS WEEK TO WEEK OF THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE BASILICA AS THE PROJECT PROGRESSED:
Click Here for a video on July 12th, the first week of the project
Click Here for a video on July 23rd
Click Here for a video on July 31st
Click Here for a video on August 9th
Click Here for a video on August 16th
Click Here for a video on September 4th
Click Here for a video on September 11th
Click Here for a video on September 18th
Click Here for a video on September 27th, as grid circles were cut in floor
Click Here for a video on October 11th