On the eve of Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony, Rochester Catholic School officials have released drawings of the new $30 million Lourdes High School that will be built in northwest Rochester.
It's an impressive-looking school.
The U-shaped structure, which will be located in the area of Seventh Street and Industrial Drive Northwest, centers on a courtyard around which an auditorium, chapel, classrooms and library, cafeteria and gymnasium are arranged.
A big turnout is expected at the ground breaking on Tuesday, Oct. 18. It will feature the entire Lourdes High School student body. Music will be provided by the high school band. Students representing classes from 2012 to 2023 will take part in turning over the soil. Bishop John Quinn, who will give the benediction, will also apparently fulfill a lifelong dream of operating heavy construction equipment.
These drawings might be too small to get the full effect of how the building will look (I had to reduce them to get them to fit within my blog). But they do give you an idea why Catholic school officials are excited about the future. Here's how the school is supposed to look from the front:
And the floor plans: