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Hoover High celebrates 'topping off' of latest campus addition

Posted at 3:48 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 21:29:32-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Hoover High School Friday celebrated the topping off of one of its newest additions to campus.

The campus set the final beam of its new 500-seat theater into place, with students and staff signing the steel beam before a crane lifted it into place.

The event marked the latest completion in the school's massive renovation project, which has already seen the return of the school's once iconic tower. The tower, which was topped off in January 2019, could once be seen from El Cajon Blvd., before it was taken down in 1976 due to seismic safety standards.

Once the renovations are completed, Hoover High will have not only its Spanish-style tower back but also a new theater with theater support and instructional space, and a three-story building accommodating counselors, support staff, and students.

The new classroom building will feature 20 classrooms to replace outdated modular classrooms elsewhere on campus.

The project will also see a reconfiguration of the main parking lot, courtyard improvements, and a student drop-off area.