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Topping ceremony at new Marlins ballpark set for Friday

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The Florida Marlins will reach an important milestone this Friday: the team and its construction/design partners have scheduled a topping-out ceremony to mark the installation of the final structural piece of steel to be installed on the new ballpark’s retractable roof.

A topping-out ceremony is a big tradition in the construction world: to mark an important milestone in the building ceremony, an evergreen tree will be placed on this final girder, which will be signed by over 800 construction workers and reps from the Marlins, Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami.

We’re talking about a major piece of steel slated to be installed: according a press release from the Marlins the beam weighs approximately 6,845 pounds and will measure approximately 38 feet long

Rendering courtesy of Populous.

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