By Matthew Meyer
Anyone who goes to HHS has seen these beams at least once while walking in the Commons. What most people don’t know is that these beams were not meant to carry the gigantic skeleton of a sperm whale. They were actually meant to support a third floor.
“Believe it or not,” stated Dr. Gee, “the third floor was originally supposed to be used for racquetball.”
There would’ve been four courts divided by walls, where the beams form an X. There would have been another hallway above the elevator. Students could have accessed this floor via vocational hallway stairs.
This project was not completed due to lack of funding, and it is unclear as to whether or not that the Borough will finish building the third floor. When Pam Newton was asked, “if they were going to finish the third floor what would it be used for?” She replied, ”Realistically, we should put in a skylight and turn it into an astrology class.”
We can only imagine what it could be.