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KWWL September construction update

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The KWWL construction project gains momentum, and crews are busy making updates.

Right now, workers are improving the top of the building's outside upper molding to fit historical standards, after it was covered and damaged by previous owners decades ago.

As both inside and out start taking shape, construction workers said they are enjoying the view, at least for the next week or so.

Those updates are really starting to take shape at the news station, and workers said they can expect to see some big changes in the next month.

There's an attention to details while workers beat the heat in the summer sun, but it's not a bad view as workers wrap up details on the building's roof.

KWWL Chief Engineer Dan Whealy says the process is moving along nicely.

"We're getting to the point where we're actually seeing the work come to real life," Whealy said.

Whealy said it's exciting to see the overall project coming together.

"It's been a huge undertaking. We're basically to the half-way mark on the project. We hope to have it completed sometime between mid-to-late next year," Whealy said.

As construction workers focus efforts on the upper molding of the building to restore it to historical standards, project managers expect that portion of the project to wrap up in the next few weeks, and that's when this scaffolding should also come down.

"What we're doing up here is restoring the top edge of the building to historical accuracy, and what we're referencing is the pictures we have of from the back of the early 1900's," Whealy said.

He said the end result will be well worth it.

"We are just truly excited to bring this to the community, and to have it as a whole for everyone here at KWWL," Whealy said.

Even though we reviewed progress on the outside of the building, workers are also busy inside to bring everyone a new state-of-the-art newsroom and studio on the building's second floor.

Scaffolding on the outside of the building is set to come down between September 12 and September 14.

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