Phoenix Deinstallation Begins Monday, March 16

MARCH 15, 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors of the Cathedral,

We are sad to be saying goodbye to our beloved installation "Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral." The deinstallation of these colossal birds will begin on the night of Monday, March 16th, and some portions of the deinstallation process will continue through the following week.

Some of the larger pieces of the sculptures will be removed from the Cathedral by crane overnight, between the hours of midnight and 5 am. The street in front of the Cathedral will need to be closed overnight, as the sculpture pieces and the size of the crane needed to facilitate this work are so large. Because of the scope of this work, some areas of the Nave will be closed for the safety of our visitors.

We thank you for your understanding!