Editor's note: This press release giving an update on construction at Shorecrest and Shorewood is from the Shoreline School District.
The new gymnasium is now open and being used for physical education classes and by athletic teams. It includes the main gymnasium, auxiliary gym, classroom, locker rooms, weight room and aerobics/exercise room.
The gym entrance features two large trophy cases, with refurbished boards from the old gym bleachers on the walls.
The Performing Arts building will include the renovated theater and classrooms for band, choir, orchestra, drama and visual arts. Completion is expected by December.
Work currently under way includes:
Roofing installation and weatherization
Upper perimeter walls/parapet around the top of the building
Mechanical and electrical installation, including sprinkler systems
Inside, installation of wallboard continues throughout the structure, followed by painting, ceiling grids and finish work.
With the demolition over the summer of the old gymnasium, J hall and shop building, work is well under way on the three-story main academic building, scheduled for completion in early 2014.
Current work under way includes installation of forms and reinforcing steel and concrete being poured for stair towers of the new building. Crews are installing utilities at the north entrance to the school for connection to the site. This work may cause some closures of the sidewalk on the west side of 25th Avenue Northeast and traffic control on the street.
The construction of the new Shorewood High School remains on schedule for the new buildings to open in September 2013.
Roofs have been installed in 90 percent of the new campus. The remaining areas should be "dried in" soon. Installation of sheetrock is now under way in the classroom building.
Mechanical, HVAC and electrical installation continues.
Exterior masonry is nearing completion on the classroom buildings. Window installation is under way.
Ronald School structural upgrades are ongoing and delivery of the new windows expected by the end of this month.