The end is near!
Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds. In fact, it’s actually good news.
This past Friday, the team behind me placed the final of the highest beams into the Grand Hall structure in our “Topping Out” Event. This symbolic gesture marks the beginning of the final phase of the WINGSPAN project.
Before the event began, project officials and airport team members had the opportunity to sign the beam as a way to represent the many hands that have contributed to WINGSPAN over the years.
More than a hundred different signatures can be found on the underside of the beam—which was placed on the backside of the Grand Hall roof, just above the airside garden.
“We are very excited to be on the backside of the project today,” said David Edwards, President and CEO of GSP. “We know we’ve got a little over a year to go, but we can really see everything coming along.”
The project is about 60 percent complete and is expected to be finished by the end of 2016.
While I hate that my stay here will be over soon, it’s nice to see the team so happy. And I’m excited for you guys to see the final product. It’s going to be epic.
Stay tuned for more updates on WINGSPAN and fun facts from the aviation industry.
So long for now, my favorite travelers!