Iron worker Gary Tardiff attaches the final beam Monday to a crane before the beam is placed at the highest point of Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. A topping-off ceremony was held to celebrate the last major connection of the project. Workers and school officials signed the beam before it was put into place. It is a Scandinavian custom to attach a tree or branch to the beam to acknowledge the “tree gods” for the trees that were displaced during construction. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Longley Elementary School Principal Kristie Clark finishes signing the final beam Monday to be attached to the highest point of Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Clark will be the principal at Connors when the school opens in 2019. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Iron workers and school officials sign the final beam Monday for Connors Elementary School in Lewiston before it was put into place. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Longley Elementary School Principal Kristie Clark finishes signing the final beam Monday before it is attached to the highest point of Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. A topping-off ceremony was held to celebrate the last major connection of the project. The last beam is the final section of the mechanical penthouse, which is for mechanical and electronics equipment and allows access to the building’s roof. Workers and school officials signed the beam before it was put into place. It is a Scandinavian custom to attach a tree or branch to the beam to acknowledge the “tree gods” for the trees that were displaced during construction. Clark will be the principal at Connors when the school opens in 2019. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Iron worker for CCS Constructors Inc. of Vermont celebrate after connecting the final beam Monday during the topping-off ceremony at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)


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