Removing the Elevette and installing the elevator is a big part of the renovation project. In various stages of removal, here is where the Elevette shaft was. The equipment room for the Elevette in the lower level was also removed. You can see the doors to the Elevette and the equipment room in these photos of the north (Pacific Street) side of the facility.
Big equipment is needed for big holes. Lots of machine and hand digging has been done to prepare for the new elevator to the education wing.
The new elevator to the choir loft requires more digging. With the priceless stained glass windows safely removed to storage, work continues to prepare for that equipment, as well. This work is next to the current main entry, on the south side of the facility, at the courtyard.