The pictures below were taken on today's tour of the site where the construction of the Tribe's future government building-community center is taking place.
The pictures are arranged counter-clockwise, beginning with the Southeastern view from the site, then Eastern view, then Northeastern view, etc.
The building is to be four stories which will provide a more commanding view - especially of the Thames River and the Norwich harbor on the Thames River - than the photos below depict. The building is currently slated to be completed in the Winter of 2009.
The total cost of the building is estimated at approximately $100 million, according to one high official. Significant funding for the project is expected by government officials to be secured in about a month in the form of a bond offering (debt).
Tribal members may tour the site every other Thursday at 3 p.m. The bus will make a pickup at the Eastern entrance to the current government building (building entrance on the Thames River side). Four people were on the tour today: the Tribe's chief financial officer, Phil Cahill, and the Tribal Council Treasurer, Bill Quidgeon, toured the site today along with the two editors of the Feather News and Brokenwing Editorials.
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