Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Topping Off" Ceremony at the new West Sacramento Community Center: Signing the final beam

The community was invited to come by and “sign” the final beam used to top off the framing of the new West Sacramento Community Center. Members of the City Council and Supervisor McGowan signed the beam first, then community members were invited to sign; the structural crew on top had the final signing after the beam was swung into place!

The new Community Center on West Capitol Avenue is right next to the college, library, and transit center also under construction.

Wikipedia Trivia: "In building construction, topping out, or topping off, is a ceremony held when the last beam is placed at the top of a building.


Anonymous said...

This area of town is really blossoming!

Eve said...

Where on West Capitol is this? At least we've got some growth in the central part of town. I don't think all the growth in the Southport area has always been a good thing. What I always liked about West Sacramento was that it retained a small town, sometimes rural atmosphere while having the convenience of being next to a big town. I really don't want it to be another "big town." Some of the "progress" makes me sad.