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a construction beamOn Sept. 29, Phillips Murrah, Midtown Renaissance, Fitzsimmons Architects, and Lingo Construction Services came together to sign and place a ceremonial final structural beam on the new Phillips Murrah office building in Oklahoma City’s Midtown District. The Friday afternoon construction site visit was part of a topping out celebration, a nod to an ancient tradition that occurs when a large construction project’s final structural beam is raised into place. The event also included a walkthrough to mark the project milestone of completing the building’s frame.

Man standing in structure at construction site.

Mark Lovelace, one of Phillips Murrah’s founding Partners, surveys the Firm’s future home during the Sept. 29 topping out and site walkthrough.

In an article titled, Midtown OKC building that will house law firm HQ on track, published by The Journal Record, Oklahoma’s daily business newspaper, reporter Kathryn McNutt wrote:

During the tour, lawyers wearing hardhats walked through the shell of their future home, pointing out where the staircase, the third-floor outdoor patio, and a large conference room will be. The 360-degree view of Midtown from the shell won’t be obstructed by construction because the space will have a floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall.

Phillips Murrah Director Mark Lovelace said that will bring the energy and vibrancy of Midtown into the office space.

“We want the office to be an attractive place both for the lawyers and clients,” Lovelace said. “It’s intended to be easy to get to, easy to park, and easy to find.”

Click any of the images below to view a slideshow of photos taken at the topping out celebration, and also below is a video of the ceremonial final structural beam being hoisted into place.

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