It has been a few months since I last checked in on the ongoing construction of the new combined elementary and middle school here in Shionoe. Progress is humming right along and despite the cold winter weather, crews have been hard at work building skyward from the the foundation I covered last time.
2nd story stuff. Pardon the reflection.
Now reaching three stories high, both wings and the auxiliary buildings have had their cement structures cast, and are now probably having the guts of the building installed. This is of course a mystery, since construction in Japan is always shrouded in a tarp that keeps one from really knowing for sure. The reason is supposedly to dampen the construction noise, but I disagree. It seems far more likely that these tarps are affixed so as to build anticipation for the project completion and unveiling, like taking the wrapping off of a present. With only a few months to go before the middle school side is to opens for business, I’m starting to get curious what my next office is going to look like.
The bandages are on.