Friday, April 10, 2009
At St. Brigid's: That sinking feeling
In his most recent letter to parishioners (dated March 25), Edwin Torres, chairman of the Committee to Save St. Brigid’s, reported that the steeples at the church on Avenue B at Eighth Street will not be replaced as previously reported.
Torres also reported that the church's entire foundation needs to be stabilized. Why?
"The church sits on what is basically porridge," he wrote. "There is no bedrock until you reach 92 feet. There is also an underground stream which runs very close to the property."
However serious, Torres said he's confident the problem "is being addressed by well-qualified people with experience and knowledge in restoration."