|Taconic Construction: Walls Going Up, Power Coming On|
|By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff|
06:35AM / Sunday, May 07, 2017
|Exterior walls are going up to begin sealing in the building.|
Artist's rendition of the new Taconic High School.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The wrap around the construction site at Taconic High School is expected to be fully removed soon.
The work has ramped up in recent week with the onset of nicer weather. On Thursday, there were close to 150 workers on site through various subcontracts working on the $120 million high school project.
The exterior precast being placed around the entire building had just begun and is expected to be completed by the end of May. The window frames are on site and will be installed following the precast work. And in two weeks, permanent power will energize the job site, placing a generator.
The flooring on the third floor is nearly complete, only a few sections remain. The focus had been more on the western side of the building, where some areas are at the point of drywall. The utilities are currently being installed, a water line is being dug and power lines are being run throughout the building.
On the eastern side, where the shops are located, is starting to shape as well.
The new building will be 246,520 square feet to accommodate 920 students. It is being built over a two-year period across the driveway from the current building and is targeted to open for the 2018-19 school year.
iBerkshires has been photographing the progress of the construction. The photos are in chronological order, so the newest ones are at the end.