Work crews are gradually tearing down the main building at .
Classrooms and the library area have already been knocked down as the first phase of the $17 million project has begun, and it's a laborious process, as you can see on this video clip shot Thursday.
The library has been temporarily moved to the auxiliary gym during the reconstruction, which is in 2014.
It will be a time, as Wheeler principal David Chiprany , "that will test everyone's patience. But it will be worth it."