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News - January 24, 2014

Opening of new Paly buildings pushed back to spring

Groundbreaking set for new theater after classroom building, media center complete

by Chris Kenrick

Students and teachers waiting to occupy Palo Alto High School's new two-story classroom building and Media Arts center will have to wait a little longer.

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Posted by senor blogger, a resident of Palo Verde
on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:10 am

Another Mitchell Park Library -like- Project.

Posted by Silly, a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jan 24, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Senor blogger said it.

Posted by llfried, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm

llfried is a registered user.

Both this and the Mitchell Park Center are classic problems of taking the lowest bidder for each phase of the project. Standard government procedure.

Posted by Bob, a resident of Community Center
on Jan 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Well the good news is that the roof at the "Main " Library is on.... The only good thing about no rain. Maybe our know-it-all Legislature can get the law changed that the lowest bids have to be taken. First Mitchell, now PALY. Does anything work correctly in this town? Oh, yes, the City has to hire more people to make it all work. What do the rest of them do? See today's superb article in the POST.

Posted by Paly Parent, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jan 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

I just feel sorry for the students. My Paly students had B for E going on all their time at elementary school and middle school, and this now at Paly. They have spent more time in portables than regular classrooms, sometimes having to change from one to the other mid year. They are used to having strangers in yellow hats walking around campus and noise and other disturbance. Their school memories are already feeling like one construction site after another.

Posted by Dipstick, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Let's not jump to conclusions on lowest bidders. Keep in mind the outrageous stupidity of the Mitchell Park Design. When you design an unbuildable plan with no budget goal, you get an unbuildable Library.

It is surprising that Taisei bid on plans that they feel are unbuildable. I guess they didn't read the plans when they took the job.

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