The topping out ceremony is an age-old tradition that marks a major milestone for everyone on the project. In building construction, topping out is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction. It signifies the groundwork being laid and the countless hours already poured into the building. It also commemorates the hard work that each person has contributed to reach this day.
Yesterday, we celebrated this historic moment in Orange High’s new 26-thousand-square-foot student services and administrative building, which will also house six new 1,200 square foot classrooms. Although modern touches will highlight the building’s design, the new administration building will pay homage to the first building constructed on the campus in 1952.