"As the new
An industry tradition, a topping off ceremony marks a project turning point with a shift in focus from exterior to interior work.From 10 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. on April 8, all members of the Stonehill community are invited come to the site and to sign the steel beam.
At 11:45 a.m., once the signings are complete, the ironworkers will have the honor of hoisting the steel beam in place.
As is the custom, an evergreen tree will be placed on the beam to symbolize that the building project is proceeding well, and as a token of “good luck” for the
To the left of the tree, an American flag will fly. While to the right of the tree, a Stonehill banner will fly. As is their tradition, the ironworkers will hoist a P.O.W. flag as well.
President Mark T. Cregan, C.S.C. will preside and the beam will be blessed. "