Installing Seismic Wires On the Wilshire Boulevard Temple Dome

EverGreene is getting started on the Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s restoration project. Our first task is to re- hang the suspended ornamental plaster ceiling for seismic upgrades. This requires us to lay out, and then drill attachment points for the seismic wires on both the exterior dome as well as in the interior. Turnbuckles help us to equalize the tension over the entire suspended ceiling. Nick and Kai took some pictures of their work…

Connecting the cables to the suspended dome

Tightening the tension of the wire with a turnbuckle

Drilling through the concrete dome to set new anchoring points

Nick on top of the temple