AKRON — In mid-July the construction at Akron Elementary, which will culminate in a new gymnasium, cafeteria and kitchen for the building, not to mention new classrooms and courtyards, had been underway for almost two months.
Foundations had been laid and everyone was hard at work, but the visible portions of the project had yet to take shape.
Fast forward to Aug. 8, the first day of school for Tippecanoe Valley. The landscape of the project has altered considerably. The gymnasium walls have begun to go up. At their highest point, they stretch almost 20 feet into the sky and roughly 16 more feet will be added before the project’s completion.
The gym floor’s concrete base has been poured, and the kitchen area is beginning to take shape. Machinery whirs and workers bustle around the area, working hard to make sure the project stays its course.
At the beginning of the school day Brandon Wolf, site manager for the Akron project, gave a presentation to all Akron Elementary students, educating them about safety at the building as the project progresses throughout the school year. The project is expected to be fully completed in December, 2017.
With 16 months between now and then, it is sure to be exciting to watch progress being made in leaps and bounds each month.