University of North Texas

Environmental Education, Science
and Technology Building


Topping Out Ceremony

The "topping out" of the building was formally held on May 8, 1997. Traditionally, the beams were wood. To recreate the ceremony, a live redbud rides the beam to the "top."

The symbolic tree begins its ride to the top of the building. It rides above the flags. The flags, from left to right, are the Ecology Flag, the North Texas Flag, the Texas Flag, and the U.S. Flag.

 The beam is attached. 
The building will be complete in Spring 1998.  The redbud will be planted by the building as part of the final landscapeing


 EESAT - UNT - January 19, 2003