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Islanders' new arena holds 'topping off' ceremony

Posted at 9:35 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 21:35:43-04

BELMONT, L.I. — In building construction, topping out is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction.

Nowadays, the ceremony is often parlayed into a media event for public relations purposes. That's what happened at UBS Arena, the future home of the New York Islanders on Friday.