On September 9, 1925, Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, CT opened its doors to students. The school was named after the 29th President of the United States and was designed by C. Wellington Walker. The original school featured elegant Georgian architecture and striking Greek columns.

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Located at 1734 Central Ave. in Bridgeport, the school operated for 93 years, producing a few NBA basketball players despite ranking in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores.

By 2017, the school began to fall into disrepair, and school and city administrators had a monumental decision to make. Should they tear down the old building and build a new school where the old one stood or look for a new building site?

In 2018, a new school was built on a former General Electric factory site for $107 million. The four-story, 207,000-square-feet structure was equipped with top-of-the-line security features such as bulletproof glass and 130 security cameras. So, what does this abandoned 93-year-old building look like in 2023?

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