Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ Ministries - 2.5 million pound cross

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Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ Ministries

The Cross Of Our Lord Jesus Christ took eight months to complete and had to be transported forty miles from where the frame was constructed.

Measurements of the Cross Of Our Lord Jesus are:

Total height: 190 feet (19 stories)

Total width: 110 feet (11 stories-arm span)

Total weight: 2- 1/2 million pounds (1,250 tons)

Steel Tubular Frame Construction:

16" X 16" X 5/8 " thick wall tubing. (Largest square tubing available in the world) 7" diameter pins, weighing 300 pounds each. Use to pin cross to foundation. (The force to sheer these pins is equivalent to force required to lift the Space Shuttle at Cape Kennedy.)

Cross is 12 feet by 12 feet in Cross section.

Cross is wrapped in 26 gauge "white" steel siding.

Cross has a maintenance ladder extending to the top.

Cross has maintenance floors every 10 feet throughout height of Cross.

Cross is illuminated by 2- 1500 watt metal halide fixtures.

Cross foundation consisted of concrete from 65 truck loads from Amarillo, Borger and Pampa poured in one single day. Foundation excavation consisted of a 25 foot by 32 foot by 20 foot deep cavity. Foundation reinforcing consisted of 80,000 pounds of 1-1/4 inch diameter rebar which demanded 6,00 welds to assemble to a height of a 2 story building.


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Comments (6)

D200DX on November 20, 2012

Really amazing and a nice photo, I might add. I pass by one very simular in Effingham, Illinois quite often, but always during the day time.

wmr36104 on November 21, 2012

Thank you D200DX. It is quite a sight and can be seen for miles as you approach.

Adem Dogan on November 22, 2012

Hello wmr36104, again an Super Quality Night Photography on B & W and very Class Image Composition. Your Picture looks great..LIKE 2 + Star 2

Warm Greetings from Germany.

Adem Dogan

wmr36104 on November 23, 2012

Hello Adem, thank you for the kind comments and votes. It is always a pleasure to hear from you. Greetings to you and yours.

Alex Bazhan on January 19, 2013

This is a very showy night picture! Outstanding cross. I really like this photo. My best wishes, Alex.

wmr36104 on January 23, 2013

Greetings Alex. Very nice to hear from you. Thank you for the kind comments and votes and visiting my gallery.

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  • Uploaded on November 20, 2012
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    by wmr36104
    • Taken on 2012/11/12 06:50:47
    • Exposure: 0.333s (1/3)
    • Focal Length: 30.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash