CHICAGO, IL – Busy week here at the Shrine! Scaffolding was erected at the altar walls. Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) was on site to inspect the demolition of the first four courses of brick. It was determined that the interior brick wall was not stable at four courses and more courses needed to come out. New brick will be installed to replace the existing to create a strong bond for the wall. Both walls are being ground out and prepared for tuckpointing.