The first steel beams in the Kauffman Center superstructure were installed on December 3, 2008.
This begins a process that will take 12 full months to complete.
Fifty steel installers will join the crew for this part of construction.
With the help of the tower crane, the first beam is moved into place.
The first beams, precisely fabricated for their place in the superstructure, were installed near the concert hall.
Moving the first beam into place, just west of the concert hall's inner wall.
The beam is moved into place by the tower crane operator and guided by steel installers.
The beam is fabricated for this precise placement.
The first steel beam is in place (with many more to come).
And the process is repeated a second time.
Two beams installed (looking south).