OSU Tech Tops Out Muskogee Building

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology and Nabholz construction celebrate the placement of the last piece of structural steel, accompanied by an American flag, an OSU flag and an evergreen tree on top of the $5.2 million, 23,000-SF Rural Health Science Center in a “topping out” ceremony.
The symbolic event marks the successful completion of the steelwork with no worker death or injury.
The topping out of a building is a long-standing construction tradition, which some historians believe was originally performed by Scandinavian builders to honor the spirit of the tree with which they were constructing their homes.
Tulsa-based Nabholz Construction is the contractor and John Sanford is the architect.
The facility is set to open in July.

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