The Half Hollow Hills Community Library (HHHCL) has erected the highest point of the steel framework of its new library. In commemoration, ironworkers have hung an American flag in a “topping out” ceremony. This ceremony is an age-old tradition and a common expression of pride by the workers.
Helen Crosson, Library Director, addressing the workers, states: “I am so grateful for you here today, because without all of you, this beautiful project doesn’t happen.”
Regarding the “topping-out” ceremony, she also states, “this is just one moment in a whole series of moments,” implying there are many more achievements to come. In fact, with the hard work from all parties, Crosson hopes to “cut a ribbon” next year for the official opening, which will surely be a joyous occasion for residents, and milestone moment for our entire community.
Pictured left to right: Dorian DeLaurentis, Senior Project Manager, Calgi Construction; Helen Crosson, Library Director, Larry Bloomstein, Library Board of Trustees; Edward Kelley,Library Buildings & Grounds Supervisor; Charlene Muhr, Assistant Library Director; and Maxine Roeper-Cohen, Library Board of Trustees
Last Modified March 30, 2023