Building a Monument to First Responders

No Saturdays Off for OL Park District Monumental Workers

A quick check of the Monument site this afternoon showed the Oak Lawn Park District workers hard at work getting forms and supports ready for another concrete pour on Tuesday, weather permitting. It’s not unusual to see them working Saturdays to move this project forward.  In fact, they are excited to help and plan on doing what it takes to get it done.

There still needs to be extensive electrical work and plumbing work done so that the Monument will be properly illuminated and have appropriate drainage. In the days ahead, Public Works and others will fill in those essential details.

The photos show the curved wall forms being built and reinforced. They are also building a more secure barrier along the pedestrian traffic area. Forms still need to be made for the center round elevated support for the lying beams, and the casings to secure the extremely large beams will be done last, as they can easily be damaged by the heavy equipment on site if done before.

It’s looking good!

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2 responses

  1. Mark Schuldt

    Please let me know when you plan on doing the unveiling/ceremony for your “MONUMENTAL OAK LAWN.” My family and I would appreciate the opportunity to attend. My email address is:

    If you are sending anything via US Postal Service our address is:

    C/O The Schuldt Family
    1717 Fieldstone Drive North
    Shorewood, Illinois 60404

    November 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    • We had the dedication on 9/11/11. The artistic portion is complete. The architectural site work will continue til Spring. Please watch the blog for updates. I will do my best to try to remember to update you.

      November 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm

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