Construction begins at Heights High
The exterior construction phase has begun and interior demolition is nearly complete at Heights High at the corner of Cedar and Lee roads.
As of mid-December, the north wall of the competition gymnasium, near the football stadium, was standing, and cement footers for the other walls had been poured. Construction of the wrestling room, kitchen and cafeteria are also in the early phase.
Interior demolition is progressing and nearly complete. In the fourth-floor vocal music area, the wall between the two rooms has been removed, along with most of the plaster that covered the clay tile support walls. The wood floors are being prepared for removal, as the wood was too damaged to be salvaged.
The vocal music area will eventually include two rehearsal rooms, a bathroom, offices and storage areas.
On the first, second and third floors, classrooms, restrooms and hallways are being stripped of plaster, plumbing and electrical infrastructure in preparation for the coming construction phase.
The first-floor auditorium is being renovated, and demolition in that area is minimal. The seats are being removed and the electrical and heating systems are being replaced.
The building’s interior demolition will be completed by mid-January and work will then focus on construction.
Joy Henderson is the parent/community liaison for Heights High.