A triumph 5 years in the making, and the closeout of a nearly $20 million contract, will end 2013 with a bang as Crystal Steel puts the finishing touches on its erection of structural steel and miscellaneous metals for the Washington DC Metro system's Silver line expansion toward Dulles Airport. The 6 stations, originally planned as only 5, were constructed on a fast track with close coordination between fabricator, erector and design team. Working in tight sites, often in the middle of highly active freeways, the project was a logistical and safety challenge. Crystal Steel and S&R Erectors were up to the challenge.