Groundbreaking / by Justin Merriman

Groundbreakings are never considered great visual assignments, and this one didn't prove any different, but it's part of the day-to-day job as a newspaper photographer.(from left to right) Travis Williams, senior vice president for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dan Onorato, Allegheny County Chief Executive, Luke Ravenstahl, Pittsburgh Mayor, Rod Piatt, president of Horizon Properties, Ken Sawyer, CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Kevin Lewis, president of Cambria Suites, break ground near the new hockey arena for a new hotel on Wednesday afternoon, November 18, 2009.