Recent weeks in the Abington Senior High School Additions and Renovations Project have brought an important step: laying the foundation of the Senior High addition. The photos above show the progression of the placement of rebar, pouring of the concrete footing, laying of the concrete block foundation wall, and finally, the finished product of the back-filled foundation wall with interior insulation.
From there, there was nowhere to go but up! The photo below shows the close-to-complete retaining wall to provide a sense of its size. This wall will eventually be underground, as two stories of the addition will be built on top of this structure (meaning the top of the wall will be the first-floor elevation). On the Highland Avenue side of this wall is where the mechanical and electric utility rooms will be housed, which will power the entire Senior High building.
The steel beams are anticipated to arrive on site soon!