From Portland Herald Press:
The white steel beam bearing the colorful signatures of hundreds of employees, visitors, donors, patients and construction workers rose slowly.
A MaineGeneral Medical Center banner unfurled beneath it, prompting applause and a brief “whoop whoop” from a fire engine siren.
Then the crane operator neatly placed the beam, which sported an American flag and a small fir tree between two rust-colored beams. Holes were lined up and John Milbrand, construction manager for MaineGeneral Health, wearing white safety gloves, inserted the first two bolts…”