CLEVELAND - The $465 million convention and medical trade-show center under construction in Cleveland is reaching a milestone.
A steel beam autographed by construction crews will be raised Friday in a traditional topping-out ceremony.
More than 12,000 tons of steel have gone into the downtown project.The VIPs expected for the topping out ceremony include the Cleveland mayor, the county executive and leaders of the Cleveland Clinic backing the project.
The center is just blocks from Cleveland's new casino.
In 2007, county commissioners increased the countywide sales tax to help pay for the project with the goal of increasing tourism jobs.
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