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COURT HOUSE 2:25 -1-
County Judge Lew Sterrett of Dallas
officiated at ground-breaking ceremonies for the
new Dallas County Court House, Today,'udge
officiates at topping out ceremonies, celebrating the
completion of the building's steel skeleton.
two dozen county officials are on hand to sign the
final beam before it is placed in its slot on the
building's 12th floor penthouse.
a flag on the beam, a symbolic act dating back
to antiquity, and the 4-thousand pound steel beam
begins the long trip up to the twelvth floor.
t, construction workers watch the baaml
g rise smoothly
. w'a. The
32-foot-long beam is the last of more than 58-hundred
tons of steel making up the building's framework.
Construction on the 12-and-one-half-million dollar
is right on time, and county officials
say 'the building will be ready for occupancy by
Here’s what’s next.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Court house], item, October 3, 1963; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc982328/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.