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'Topping Out' ceremony for the new Pooler City Hall

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POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

Pooler officials marked a big milestone Wednesday in the progress of the new City Hall under construction.

They celebrated the halfway mark in the project but the day was really to thank the construction crew and everyone else behind the scenes for all of their hard work.

"We wanted to congratulate all of the workers for what they've done," said Mayor Mike Lamb, City of Pooler.
 
Mayor Lamb and other city leaders took time out of their busy schedules to acknowledge the many people making the new City Hall possible from the architects and engineers to the construction workers.

"They're doing an incredible job. I mean, sometimes they'll have hundreds of people here working at a time," said Holmes Bell, CEO of Hussey Gay Bell.
 
They say they are very pleased with the progress and dedication.

"We see them sometimes in the rain falling on them and muddy conditions and cold conditions and hot conditions and they keep right on working," said Mayor Lamb.

Construction members got a well-deserved hot lunch and then there was a raffle before heading back to work.

With the roof now up, officials say you'll be seeing some big changes as you drive by in the coming weeks and months.

"Now we've got a top and we can keep working on it all the time," said Mayor Lamb.

The new building will provide the necessary space not just for their current needs but future growth as well.
     
"We've got a 52,000 square foot building, over $18 million, it's going to house the police department, a lot of city staff, city manager, mayor's office, council chambers," said Bell.

We also got a sneak peek at what it's going to look like when it's all complete.

"It's going to be a legacy building,” said Bell. “It's going to be probably one of the most beautiful buildings I think in Pooler if not Chatham County."
 
We are told as you drive by in the next few weeks and months you'll see the walls and pillars go up. The Pizza Hut right next door will be coming down soon as well.

The whole project is expected to be finished in the fall.

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