A symbol of achievement and dedication – this topping out signifies much more than just the final beam.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021, the Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters sponsored a topping out ceremony for the Intro Cleveland project. The event was held to celebrate the feat of this historic project across from the West Side Market in Cleveland, OH.
Intro Cleveland will be a mixed-use building with apartments, an event center, and retail space. The building is nine stories high and completely framed with mass timber. Over 2,000 pieces of timber, cut and shipped from Binderholtz in Austria, will make this building temporarily hold the title of the tallest mass timber building in the United States. Around 50% of the timber will remain visible in the building as it is filled with tenants, a reminder of the sustainability of the project. The wood began to arrive in the Port of Cleveland in December 2020 and the final piece was installed by IKORCC Union Carpenters on July 1, 2021.
IKORCC Executive Secretary-Treasurer Todd Pancake spoke at the ceremony about the hard work members have put into this project. Read more