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Above: At more than 60 percent complete, the school continues to echo with the sound of tools as crews work feverishly to get the new $72.72 million prize ready for use this fall, even as the 60-year-old current Wahconah soldiers through its final spring. Left, clockwise from top: This view from a classroom gives a hint at the final look of the building; work continues on the atrium; workers install flooring in one of the classrooms. Background: A floor plan of the classroom areas.

photos by BEN GARVER THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE