Piece by piece, the nearly 56-year-old Columbus North High School building is being reshaped and updated.
The cafeteria features new serving lines and a two-story wall of clear and blue geometric glass panels.
The band and choir rooms have been enlarged in a spacious music wing.
A new main entrance has been designed on the north side of the building.
And yet to come this summer, a new media center will join the main entrance near the front of the school.
Columbus North students already have started to reap the benefits of a near-complete $50 million renovation, which is part of a larger, $89 million plan for renovations at both East and North high schools.
But this year North students should see the end of construction. No more shifting classrooms, no more feeling lost in their own school.
The renovations at North are about 98 percent finished, said John Quick, superintendent of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.
Like their crosstown counterparts at East, North students have lived with construction for the past three years.
John Green, assistant principal at North, said work at the school is in its “final push.”
“Our goal is by October we’ll be all done,” Green said.
Most of the work this summer focused on interior renovations, such as updating the classrooms with new lighting and paint.
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