Columbia Center --
The last piece of steel arrived painted red, white and blue,
with a pine tree on the left end (seen as a blur here).
The steel worker about to receive one end of this ceremonial steel
is wearing a t-shirt with the design of a tuxedo on it.
Above the steel, the elevator crew can be seen atop one of the elevators.
This crew had offered to carry my camera up there if I would join them,
but I declined their generous offer.
I had my camera and tripod over my shoulder and was walking down the steps when the elevator with the press photographers arrived.
Photograph by K. L. Slusher