History in New Square as Massive Beams for Beis Medrash are Brought into Shtetl
By: Yitzy Fried
The Skverer Chassidus has been observing with great anticipation the ongoing work on a gigantic new shul in the center of the Shtetl.
One of the most important architectural concerns when erecting a beis medrash of this size is that there should be as few pillars as possible—while ensuring that the structure would be sound, and able to hold the massive crowds.
This week, a crucial step took place, as especially-manufactured massive steel beams were brought in all the way from Canada. They will comprise the roof of the building, and are an astounding 150 feet in length.
Transporting them into the heart of the shtetl was itself a herculean feat, requiring clearing entire blocks so the trucks can make their way through the winding streets of the populated town.
Massive cranes will lift the beams off the flatbeds and place them in their proper place, where crews will fasten them properly.
Much preparation has been made around the construction site in anticipation of this work—a monumental step in the process of building, a magnificent center for the chassidus.