Topping Off Ceremony at Tewksbury Elementary School

January 25, 2021 |

Tewksbury Elementary School celebrates a “Topping Off” ceremony. In building construction, the last steel beam placed is seen as a major milestone and this long-standing tradition of steel workers commemorates the completion of a building’s structure. The beam is typically decorated with a small tree and an American flag on opposite ends, signifying a job well done. The ceremony announces the team’s pride and hard work. The new elementary school will serve 790 students grades 2–4 in a new three-story, 139,500-sf building adjacent to the existing Ryan School serving grades 5–6.