Topping Out Ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center


October 4, 2011 - October 4, 2011

A topping out ceremony is traditionally held to commemorate the placement of the highest point on the building’s structure. For the Bush Center, this point is Freedom Hall. 


Welcoming Remarks and Overview of the Bush Center Building Project
The Honorable Mark Langdale
President, George W. Bush Foundation

Ms. Adriana Martinez
Student Trustee, SMU
SMU Partnership with the Bush Center

Dr. R. Gerald Turner
President, SMU

Bush Center Design,
Landscape, and Commitment to Sustainability

Mrs. Laura W. Bush
Former First Lady of the United States

Overview of the Bush Center
The Honorable George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States

Rising of the Beam


Event Video