Hard hats await the dignitaries for the groundbreaking ceremony.
The dignitary work crew attacks the heaps of clay provided for the official groundbreaking. This soil was stacked earlier on Cambridge Street -- the arch itself will be nearby on Somerset Street.
Yasir Naqvi encourages the shovel brigade to get the photographers lined up to the left of the picture.
Mayor Larry OBrien and the real construction workers and artisans from China who will actually dig the real dirt and do the heavy lifting.