Photos: Baton Rouge High construction nears completion

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling Earl Kern, program manager with CSRS/Garrard Program Management, stands in front of one of the new buildings, right,on the campus of Baton Rouge Magnet High School Thursday during a tour to show progress on construction and renovation at the historic school. The new building includes space for a radio station and television studio rooms.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Kern points out the connection, right, between the original building, left, and a new wing, far righ.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Terra cotta and brick work has been completed.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Chris Trahan, Communications Director for East Baton Rouge Schools, takes a photo of the renovated original front of Baton Rouge Magnet High for the school district's Facebook page, which also has photos taken the day after Baton Rouge Magnet High students vacated the school for the construction.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Workers paint inside the entry vestibule, near the original ceiling that was uncovered during renovations.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Kern points out the roller shades in a refurbished classroom in the existing, original building.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- A worker paints trim above lockers in the original building.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Modern data wires await final placement.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Kern points out an administrative area in the existing, original building.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Kern talks about renovations to the auditorium, background.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- A worker paints alongside the familiar arched windows in the original auditorium. The windows had been covered, but the plan now is to leave them uncovered, said Kern.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling A worker paints alongside the familiar arched windows in the original auditorium at Baton Rouge Magnet High School on Thursday. The windows had been covered, but the plan now is to leave them uncovered, said Earl Kern, program manager overseeing the project.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Part of the cushioning being built under the floor surface of the gymnastics gymnasium is seen here.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Kern points out the neutral colored floor and walls of the art gallery, during the tour.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Kern peeks through a doorway at the wood floor of the main gymnasium.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- The courtyard with amphitheater and the rear of theater, right, are seen from the second story.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- The bus driveway and front of 'core academic wing,' a new addition, along Ogden Drive are seen here.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Kern points out the media center/liubrary area.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Walls with two layers of sheetrock and an air buffer zone for better sound dampening are part of the television studio being built.

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