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Photos: MGM Resorts, AEG commemorate topping off at new arena

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Jeff Ehret, president of Penta Building Group, signs the final steel beam during a topping-off ceremony for the Las Vegas Arena on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. Representatives from MGM Resorts International and AEG, contractors Hunt-Penta and elected officials were on hand to celebrate the installation of the arena’s final steel beam. The $375 million arena is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.

Arena Topping Off Ceremony

Workers take video on their phones as the final steel beam is lifted into place during a topping off ceremony for the Las Vegas Arena Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Representatives from MGM Resorts International and AEG, contractors Hunt-Penta and elected officials were on hand to celebrate the installation of the arena's final steel beam. The $375 million arena is scheduled to open in Spring 2016. Launch slideshow »

More than 300 construction workers and ironworkers celebrated with MGM Resorts International officials this morning as a giant crane lifted into place the last of some 7,000 steel beams weighing a total of 7,100 tons to top off and encircle the new MGM Arena that will open behind Monte Carlo next spring.

Now begins the interior work on concession areas, steps, seating and boxes for patrons. Execs with MGM Resorts and partner AEG, along with Clark County officials, signed the final beam before it was hoisted into place.

Our thanks to Steve Marcus of the Las Vegas Sun for his photo gallery.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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