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La Crosse Center board gets tour of construction

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The $42-million makeover of the La Crosse Center is well underway with the ongoing demolition of the North Hall and construction of a second ballroom on the west side of the building. 

Monday, the construction team gave members of the La Crosse Center Board a tour of areas, such as the ballroom site on the west side of the building, facing the river.   

That new ballroom is being built over a closed portion of Front Street. 

The east entrance to the center will be enlarged to include a glassed-in lobby.   

Construction on the Center expansion is a little ahead of schedule, according to the builders. 

The North Hall exhibition center is being torn down now and will be rebuilt before February. 

The electronic billboard along 2nd Street, which advertised upcoming shows, was taken apart last week.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Dan Wood

    August 18, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Construction site safety is heavily regulated, and skirting the rules could result in significant fines. Should an accident occur on-site, you may be on the hook for medical bills and property damage…..not to mention a potentially significant loss of business reputation. Yikes, right? In order to mitigate this from happening to you and your company, try conducting regular safety training sessions, safety audits, and compliance audits throughout the entire lifecycle of the project. Because of Local Law 196 of 2017, New York City now requires construction workers at most major worksites in the five boroughs to receive at least 30 hours of Site Safety Training (SST) by December 1, 2019. https://www.safetycardtracker.com/ allows employees to download and authenticate training documentation easily

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