LANCASTER, PA — Marking a major milestone in a project that redefines the skyline of the city, High Real Estate Group LLC hosted a topping off ceremony at the East Tower expansion of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. A High Construction Company crane hoisted a symbolic final beam to the top of the 148-foot tower, capping a ceremony attended by more than 100 staff, community members, elected officials, and onlookers.
The topping off represents the completion of the structural phase of the 87,000 s/f building. The East Tower, with 12 new floors, a completely renovated first-floor restaurant and a rooftop bar, will add 110 rooms to bring the total Lancaster Marriott rooms to 416. The tower is slated to open in spring 2019.
Painted white, the 10-foot topping-off beam bears the signatures of Mark Fitzgerald, president and COO of High Real Estate Group, Danene Sorace, Mayor of the City of Lancaster, and other community leaders who played significant roles bringing the project to life.