Cer­e­mony marks progress on $130M school project

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - WEATHER - By Mark Zaret­sky

WEST HAVEN — There were peo­ple who said the new West Haven High School build­ing cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion would never get built.

But a “top­ping-off” cer­e­mony this week to cel­e­brate com­ple­tion of the steel frame­work for the ad­di­tion por­tion of the $130 mil­lion con­struc­tion and ren­o­va­tion project goes a long way to­ward prov­ing them wrong.

City and state leg­isla­tive of­fi­cials got to­gether Thurs­day — joined by most of the high school se­nior class’ 364 stu­dents — to sign a white-painted I-beam be­fore it was erected, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

The in­stal­la­tion of the I-beam marked the cer­e­mo­nial “top­pin­goff” of the project’s new ad­di­tion.

On Fri­day, some of the key

Con­trib­uted Photo / Michael P. Walsh - City of West Haven

A signed I-beam is hoisted by a large crane and set by two union iron work­ers atop West Haven High School’s fu­ture me­dia cen­ter dur­ing a “top­ping-off” cer­e­mony.

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