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High Real Estate Group on Tuesday held a topping-off ceremony for an addition to the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, hoisting a symbolic last beam to the roof of the 12-floor, $39 million structure. About 90 company and project executives, local officials and community leaders attended. Before the 10-foot white beam was lifted, it was signed by local dignitaries and project leaders.

Below from left are S. Dale High, chairman emeritus of the High companies, Mayor Danene Sorace, Robert M. Krasne, chairman and CEO of Steinman Communications, Mike Shirk, CEO of the High companies, and Ray D’Agostino, chairman of the CRIZ Authority. The 87,000-square-foot tower, set to be completed in the spring, will add 110 rooms to the Marriott, bringing its total to 416. The extra rooms are expected to help the adjoining Lancaster County Convention Center attract bigger events.