After two years of construction, today was the big day for the official unveiling of an extensively remodeled Garfield High School.
We’ve got two videos of the event. The first has highlights from the ceremony, while the second gives a quick tour of the building.
The changes are pretty dramatic. They’ve taken a run-down building and transformed it into a shiny new facility with all the modern technology. There’s computers and LCD projectors in many of the rooms, fully equipped science rooms, and a lot of space and light. But unlike new construction, it has all of the exterior charm of the original.
We’d been watching the construction for a while, and wondered whether they would be finished in time for the school year. I can tell you they’re still cutting it close. The building was swarming with construction crews that were sanding, painting, and installing equipment. With school starting tomorrow, it looks like things may be a bit chaotic for the first several weeks as various things are finished up.