Everyone came and celebrated the completion of the final roof on our development, West Park, Jeremiah Drive with a "Topping Out Ceremony." This tradition commemorates the finishing of the last roof on our current phase and the construction of the first roof on our brand-new phase.
The term "topping out" refers to the installation of the final structure on a building, signifying that the project has reached completion. In 14th century England, these occasions were signified by placing a yew tree branch at the highest point of the building. Such ceremonies were even mentioned in the writings of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Often, once the shell of the building was complete, the personal flag of the owner would be hoisted on top.
To mark this momentous occasion, we had a beer and cheer, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Bussey and Armstrong's development of West Park and the Garden Village.
A fantastic achievement for the company and a fabulous team effort.