Davis Thayer was built in 1924 and underwent an extensive renovation during the 1970s. Milani described the building as "sound."
"It has good bones," he said.
However, most of the school’s bathrooms, corridors, stairs and doorways are not handicap-accessible, and inside, there are numerous mechanical and plumbing problems.
Milani said that just bringing the school into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act would cost $4.6 million. The committee mostly agreed that it would not be worth the money. One member described the option as an "expensive Band-Aid."
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