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topping off

A ceremony to celebrate the completion of a building.It is a custom to attach a tree branch to the highest point on the roof at that time. All decision makers and management-level people involved in the project, including lenders, professionals, ownership, important prelease tenants, and construction and development personnel are usually invited to the ceremony, and each are given a complimentary hard hat customized with the name of the building and the date of the ceremony.

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Toping off the show were the famous Red Arrows trailing their signature tricolour smoke.
Toping off the show were off the show were T the famous RedArrows trailing their signature tricolour smoke.