Chief Justice Harold Melton (left) and Presiding Justice David Nahmias try out alternative judicial robes before viewing the building. (Photo: Bruce Shaw/Administrative Office of the Courts)
A view of the interior of the new judicial building. (Photo: Eric Keens/Stevens & Wilkinson)
Judge Carla Wong McMillian (left) and other jurists sign the final beam. (Photo: Eric Keens/Stevens & Wilkinson)
Justice Robert Benham affixes his signature to the beam. (Photo: Bruce Shaw/Administrative Office of the Courts)
The final beam—signed by judges and others involved in the design and construction—takes flight. (Photo: Bruce Shaw/Administrative Office of the Courts)

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Chief Justice Harold Melton added the name of his mentor, the late former Chief Justice P. Harris Hines, who was integral in the building's creation. (Photo: Bruce Shaw/Administrative Office of the Courts)

Justices of the Supreme Court of Georgia and Judges of the Court of Appeals donned reflective vests and helmets Tuesday to join construction workers as the final beam was placed at the top of the new state judicial building.

The final beam included signatures from the jurists and others involved in the $100 million-plus structure, plus an evergreen tree, the construction industry’s good luck symbol. Some signers added the state’s motto, “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation” from the Latin phrase “Sic Vos Non Vobis,” which can be translated, “Thus ye labor, but not for yourselves,” and “Go Dawgs!”