CHRIST CHURCH - PENSACOLA
Reconstruction of Bell Tower
In 2004, the destructive winds of Hurricane Ivan toppled the bell tower that once rose above the parapet of the south face of Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida. Using written, oral, and photographic evidence, I was able reconstruct the bell tower using cad computer software to draw the tower. Using these drawings I worked closely with representatives from Gladding McBean (an industry leader in architectural terra cotta) to reconstruct the intricate details of the tower's terra cotta decorations. Additionally, the tower was re-installed using a concealed steel sub-structure so that the tower can withstand future hurricanes.