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Work on new Sandy Hook school begins quietly

The site work for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School has started, with construction of the $50 million, 87,000-square-foot school expected to begin in March, the News-Times reported.

“We are very aware of how much this new school means to the people of Newtown," Anthony Consigli, president of Consigli Construction Co., said. "We hope that as it takes shape, it will contribute to the continued renewal of the Sandy Hook community. This project is about much more than a new building.”

No official groundbreaking was held out of respect to the community.

“It’s a very sensitive topic,” Newtown Selectman Will Rodgers told the News-Times. “We want it to be handled in a respectful way.”

Svigal + Partners designed the project. 

The original school was demolished after a gunman killed 20 children and six school staff members in 2012.

 

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