A large construction project in Pigeon Forge celebrated a milestone on Wednesday.
Officials held a "signing of the steel" ceremony, before lifting the last piece of structural steel into place for the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.
Members of the National Quartet Convention Board performed Amazing Grace.
The annual gospel convention will be one of the first events held inside the $45 million dollar conference center.
Local leaders are excited about the economic boost the center should bring to the city.
"People have to stay somewhere, have to eat somewhere, we have multiplicity of attractions here and retail. I think everyone will benefit because this building is here," said Leon Downey,
Tourism Director for the City of Pigeon Forge.
So far, the LeConte Center project is under budget and on schedule to open in September 2013.