Topping Out at The Carrier Dome

Crown Truss Completed at Syracuse University Dome Roof Project

One week ago, we hit a major milestone in the Dome roof project at Syracuse University. The crown truss was completed with the installation of the keystone piece, weighing in at 129,000 pounds. Per tradition, the final piece of steel was autographed by members of the team, decked out with ceremonial flags and, you may be surprised to see, a tree. With roots in Scandinavia, builders traditionally topped out their wood-framed structures with a tree and it’s a tradition carried on by iron workers today as reverence for a successful project thus far, and continued luck for the future.