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The 60-story, $700 million Millennium Tower Boston, which is rising next door to the former home of Filene’s department store in Downtown Crossing, held a topping-off ceremony Thursday. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and about 450 construction workers from the project attended. At a topping-off ceremony, a traditional final beam is raised, along with a Christmas tree, to signify that the structure has reached its final height. Residents are scheduled to move in to the building in the summer of 2016.

The building (right) rises over Downtown Crossing, a few blocks from The Old South Meeting House on Washington Street.
The building (right) rises over Downtown Crossing, a few blocks from The Old South Meeting House on Washington Street.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
A crane lifts the ceremonial final bucket of concrete with a Christmas tree that was raised to the 650-foot height.
A crane lifts the ceremonial final bucket of concrete with a Christmas tree that was raised to the 650-foot height. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Laborer Glen Chevannes's glasses reflect the Millennium Tower.
Laborer Glen Chevannes's glasses reflect the Millennium Tower.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
All of the Millennium Tower construction workers were treated to a lunch as they sat at tables at the bases of the building on Washington Street.
All of the Millennium Tower construction workers were treated to a lunch as they sat at tables at the bases of the building on Washington Street.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff