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Topping Out at the Visiting Quarters Lodging Facility

Last Thursday, February 9, the Visiting Quarters Lodging Facility at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida, celebrated its topping out with a ceremonial beam signing and installation. Our project team, the USACE Mobile District project team, and members of the U.S. Air Force were all in attendance.


Also in true topping out fashion, an evergreen tree was attached to the beam as it was hoisted to the top of the building’s structure. The small evergreen tree (known as topping trees) symbolizes many things:


  • Completion of the skeleton of the building
  • Reaching the tallest point of the building
  • Celebration of a safe jobsite
  • Good luck and prosperity for the future building occupants


The new five-story, 216,000-square-foot lodging facility houses 360 guestrooms. Along with guestrooms, there are other common areas such as administrative services, business center, fitness area, guest laundry, restaurant, and training rooms. Support areas for the guestrooms are provided throughout the five floors. Learn more about this project here.


Once complete, this building will help Tyndall Air Force Base accommodate visiting airmen. Instead of having to commute onto the base for training, they can be temporarily housed in this facility on base.


BL Harbert in honored to play a role in the Tyndall Air Force Base revitalization efforts and thankful for the success of the project leading up to the topping out of the lodging facility. Keep up the good work team!


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