One Last Chance to Sign the Beam

Office of Communications | May 01, 2014
UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley signed the beam on Wednesday.

UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley signed the beam on Wednesday.
Image by: Harry Brett

The white steel beam will be raised atop General Academic Building No. 1 (GAB No. 1) at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2. The beam will be uncovered for more signing after 11 a.m. tomorrow.

To view the raising, look out or step outside the Campus Center.  The topping off will also be shown on our construction webcam. 

The topping off of a construction project is a ceremonial event marking the end of steel construction by putting into place a final, signed beam. Due to inclement weather, the beam was not placed on Wednesday when the ceremony happened inside the Campus Center.

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