On graduation night, members of the Class of 2013 wrote their signatures in black marker on a steel beam bound for the new Franklin High School's roof.
On Thursday, a crane hoisted the beam — an American flag hanging from it — to its final resting place during a "topping out" ceremony commemorating the completion of the school’s framework.
But before the beam was raised, Jack McCarthy, executive director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), wanted to leave his mark, too. Technically, though, he already has: The MSBA is funding about 59 percent of the $103.5 million project.
And at more than 300,000 square feet, the building will be the largest MSBA model school ever constructed.
Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x1484776817/New-Franklin-High-Schools-last-beam-is-raised#ixzz2WqJ7vYe0
Photos of the construction progress each month can be viewed here:
June - http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/06/yes-there-are-bricks.html
May - http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/05/fhs-construction-update-and-quality.html
Apr - http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/04/franklin-high-school-tour-photo-essay.html
Mar - http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/03/fhs-construction-progress-photos.html