Last Friday, Haselden Construction placed the final structural beam on the new Laramie High School in Laramie, Wyo., marking the “topping out” and halfway mark on construction.

The festivities began with a barbeque for the construction workers and spectators (totaling more than 200), followed by speeches from Bill Panos, director of the Wyoming School Facilities Department; Jubal Yennie, Albany County School District Superintendent; Derek Oliver, Wyoming division manager for Haselden; and Byron Haselden, president of  Haselden.

Laramie High School topping out press conference man at podium Haselden

“It was exciting to see the last beam set in place,” Oliver said. “The topping out is truly a milestone and we look forward to hosting the ribbon cutting ceremony next fall.”

The new two-story, $86 million facility, designed by Lantz-Boggio Architects, features a theater, auditorium, indoor swimming pool and main and auxiliary gym. The 40-acre site also includes a football stadium, practice field and tennis courts.

Students will be attending their new school in fall of 2016.