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Recent Discoveries Blog Foundations of America - QU 201 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php 2017-11-22T22:00:43Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Veterans Memorial Plaza, Cheshire, CT 2011-10-25T21:35:48Z 2011-10-25T21:35:48Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=635:veterans-memorial-plaza-cheshire-ct&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <P style="FONT-FAMILY: " align=left mce_style="FONT-FAMILY: "><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small">Veterans Memorial Plaza </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small">is located in front of Cheshire Town Hall at 84 South Main Street. It was created in 1990 to commemorate the men and women of Cheshire who served in the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War to the present. Also listed are several men who fought in the French and Indian War. A plaque honoring men and women who served since then or whose service had been previously overlooked was added in 2008. The tear-drop shaped granite sculpture, entitled "Paradox," was designed by Cheshire artist <STRONG>Jerry Lodynsky</STRONG>. Two plaques, dedicated to Revolutionary War veterans and World War I veterans are also here.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P style="FONT-FAMILY: " align=left mce_style="FONT-FAMILY: "><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Excerpted from: <A href="http://www.ct.gov/ctva/lib/ctva/digital/cheshireveterans_monuments.pdf" mce_href="http://www.ct.gov/ctva/lib/ctva/digital/cheshireveterans_monuments.pdf">http://www.ct.gov/ctva/lib/ctva/digital/cheshireveterans_monuments.pdf</A></SPAN></P> <P style="FONT-FAMILY: " align=left mce_style="FONT-FAMILY: "><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small">Veterans Memorial Plaza </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small">is located in front of Cheshire Town Hall at 84 South Main Street. It was created in 1990 to commemorate the men and women of Cheshire who served in the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War to the present. Also listed are several men who fought in the French and Indian War. A plaque honoring men and women who served since then or whose service had been previously overlooked was added in 2008. The tear-drop shaped granite sculpture, entitled "Paradox," was designed by Cheshire artist <STRONG>Jerry Lodynsky</STRONG>. Two plaques, dedicated to Revolutionary War veterans and World War I veterans are also here.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P style="FONT-FAMILY: " align=left mce_style="FONT-FAMILY: "><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Excerpted from: <A href="http://www.ct.gov/ctva/lib/ctva/digital/cheshireveterans_monuments.pdf" mce_href="http://www.ct.gov/ctva/lib/ctva/digital/cheshireveterans_monuments.pdf">http://www.ct.gov/ctva/lib/ctva/digital/cheshireveterans_monuments.pdf</A></SPAN></P> Carter Horsley 2011-10-25T20:51:26Z 2011-10-25T20:51:26Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=634:carter-horsley&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <DIV dir=ltr><FONT color=#000000 size=2 face=Tahoma><STRONG>Carter Horsley</STRONG> writes for theNew York Times. His detailed descriptions of architecture may be helpful in your research of Stony Creek granite structures.</FONT></DIV> <DIV dir=ltr><FONT color=#000000 size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV dir=ltr><FONT color=#000000 size=2>Google him in connection with any buildings in New York!</FONT></DIV> <DIV dir=ltr><FONT color=#000000 size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV dir=ltr><FONT color=#000000 size=2 face=Tahoma><STRONG>Carter Horsley</STRONG> writes for theNew York Times. His detailed descriptions of architecture may be helpful in your research of Stony Creek granite structures.</FONT></DIV> <DIV dir=ltr><FONT color=#000000 size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV dir=ltr><FONT color=#000000 size=2>Google him in connection with any buildings in New York!</FONT></DIV> <DIV dir=ltr><FONT color=#000000 size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> Elizabeth Arden (Aeolian) Building) 2011-10-25T18:07:14Z 2011-10-25T18:07:14Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=631:elizabeth-arden-aeolian-building&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <P><IMG style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN-LEFT: 6px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 6px" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/3824772454_6333d6673e.jpg" width=221 height=300 mce_src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/3824772454_6333d6673e.jpg" mce_style="float: left; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;">Aeolian Co., a leading manufacturer of roll-operated instruments.</P> <P>Elizabeth Arden Building (formerly Aeolian Building) 689-691 Fifth Avenue (aka 1 East<BR>54th Street), Manhattan. Built 1925-27; [Whitney] Warren &amp; [Charles D.] Wetmore, architects; James Baird Construction Co., builder.</P> <P><A href="http://foundationsofamerica.com/Architects/Wetmore/aeolian-building-1927.pdf" mce_href="http://foundationsofamerica.com/Architects/Wetmore/aeolian-building-1927.pdf">http://foundationsofamerica.com/Architects/Wetmore/aeolian-building-1927.pdf</A> (2.3 megs)</P> <P><A href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/3824772454/?reg=1&amp;src=comment" mce_href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/3824772454/?reg=1&amp;src=comment">http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/3824772454/?reg=1&amp;src=comment</A></P> <P>Photo by Brule Laker<BR><A href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/" mce_href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/</A></P> <P><IMG style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN-LEFT: 6px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 6px" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/3824772454_6333d6673e.jpg" width=221 height=300 mce_src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/3824772454_6333d6673e.jpg" mce_style="float: left; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;">Aeolian Co., a leading manufacturer of roll-operated instruments.</P> <P>Elizabeth Arden Building (formerly Aeolian Building) 689-691 Fifth Avenue (aka 1 East<BR>54th Street), Manhattan. Built 1925-27; [Whitney] Warren &amp; [Charles D.] Wetmore, architects; James Baird Construction Co., builder.</P> <P><A href="http://foundationsofamerica.com/Architects/Wetmore/aeolian-building-1927.pdf" mce_href="http://foundationsofamerica.com/Architects/Wetmore/aeolian-building-1927.pdf">http://foundationsofamerica.com/Architects/Wetmore/aeolian-building-1927.pdf</A> (2.3 megs)</P> <P><A href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/3824772454/?reg=1&amp;src=comment" mce_href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/3824772454/?reg=1&amp;src=comment">http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/3824772454/?reg=1&amp;src=comment</A></P> <P>Photo by Brule Laker<BR><A href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/" mce_href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/</A></P> Phillips building 3 West 57th Street 2011-10-25T17:49:05Z 2011-10-25T17:49:05Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=630:phillips-building-3-west-57th-street&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <P>"On the day of this auction, Phillips announced that it has signed a lease for a new "flagship" building, the 12-story, 60,000-square-foot, limestone-clad commercial building at 3 West 57th Street. The building, which for many years housed the Greenwich Savings Bank in its retail space, is wedged between two of New York's major landmarks, Bergdorf Goodman and the sleek, sloping skyscraper at 9 West 57th Street. The building was designed by Adolph Lanchen Muller and was erected in 1947 and has a pink granite, glass and metal entrancement and a double-height, column-free ground floor." -- Carter B. Horseley</P> <P><A href="http://www.thecityreview.com/f00phimp1.htm" mce_href="http://www.thecityreview.com/f00phimp1.htm">http://www.thecityreview.com/f00phimp1.htm</A></P> <P>"On the day of this auction, Phillips announced that it has signed a lease for a new "flagship" building, the 12-story, 60,000-square-foot, limestone-clad commercial building at 3 West 57th Street. The building, which for many years housed the Greenwich Savings Bank in its retail space, is wedged between two of New York's major landmarks, Bergdorf Goodman and the sleek, sloping skyscraper at 9 West 57th Street. The building was designed by Adolph Lanchen Muller and was erected in 1947 and has a pink granite, glass and metal entrancement and a double-height, column-free ground floor." -- Carter B. Horseley</P> <P><A href="http://www.thecityreview.com/f00phimp1.htm" mce_href="http://www.thecityreview.com/f00phimp1.htm">http://www.thecityreview.com/f00phimp1.htm</A></P> CBS Building. New York 2011-10-25T17:46:09Z 2011-10-25T17:46:09Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=629:cbs-building-new-york&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small" mce_style="font-size: x-small;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">CBS Building and its pink granite cladding ...</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small" mce_style="font-size: x-small;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><A href="http://www.sitelevel.com/click?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.thecityreview.com%2fcbs.html&amp;sid=pr88NbH0wDSw2u73" mce_href="http://www.sitelevel.com/click?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.thecityreview.com%2fcbs.html&amp;sid=pr88NbH0wDSw2u73">http://www.sitelevel.com/click?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.thecityreview.com%2fcbs.html&amp;sid=pr88NbH0wDSw2u73</A></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small" mce_style="font-size: x-small;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">CBS Building and its pink granite cladding ...</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: x-small" mce_style="font-size: x-small;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><A href="http://www.sitelevel.com/click?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.thecityreview.com%2fcbs.html&amp;sid=pr88NbH0wDSw2u73" mce_href="http://www.sitelevel.com/click?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.thecityreview.com%2fcbs.html&amp;sid=pr88NbH0wDSw2u73">http://www.sitelevel.com/click?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.thecityreview.com%2fcbs.html&amp;sid=pr88NbH0wDSw2u73</A></SPAN></SPAN></P> 1177 Avenue of the Americas 2011-10-25T17:39:14Z 2011-10-25T17:39:14Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=628:1177-avenue-of-the-americas&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <P>Pinnacle Award--two time winner, Operating (500,000 to 1 million sf)</P> <P>After an auspicious beginning by Far Eastern developers, this lavish Post Modern-Deco granite tower was launched with much fanfare in the late 80's, came to an empty halt 3/4 finished, and then went on to completion, successful leasing and operating excellence. Financial difficulties and the discord between ownership entities were left behind and the tower just shy of 1 million square feet, twice claimed BOMA/NY honors for best operating building in its class. Featuring a dramatic, Machine-era designed crown and spire, numerous setbacks and fine detailing throughout, the tower of <STRONG>unpolished pink gran</STRONG>ite was sold in 2002, after winning its second Pinnacle award, to a Paramount Group-led consortium for a healthy $500 million.</P> <P>Source: <A href="http://www.allbusiness.com/operations/facilities-commercial-real-estate/1187433-1.html#ixzz1bofjeDl9">http://www.allbusiness.com/operations/facilities-commercial-real-estate/1187433-1.html#ixzz1bofjeDl9</A></P> <P>Pinnacle Award--two time winner, Operating (500,000 to 1 million sf)</P> <P>After an auspicious beginning by Far Eastern developers, this lavish Post Modern-Deco granite tower was launched with much fanfare in the late 80's, came to an empty halt 3/4 finished, and then went on to completion, successful leasing and operating excellence. Financial difficulties and the discord between ownership entities were left behind and the tower just shy of 1 million square feet, twice claimed BOMA/NY honors for best operating building in its class. Featuring a dramatic, Machine-era designed crown and spire, numerous setbacks and fine detailing throughout, the tower of <STRONG>unpolished pink gran</STRONG>ite was sold in 2002, after winning its second Pinnacle award, to a Paramount Group-led consortium for a healthy $500 million.</P> <P>Source: <A href="http://www.allbusiness.com/operations/facilities-commercial-real-estate/1187433-1.html#ixzz1bofjeDl9">http://www.allbusiness.com/operations/facilities-commercial-real-estate/1187433-1.html#ixzz1bofjeDl9</A></P> Rose Center Planetarium 2011-10-21T17:44:06Z 2011-10-21T17:44:06Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=623:rose-center-planetarium&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <p>Start your tour with the Space Show. Afterwards, follow the wondrous interactive Cosmic Pathway, which spirals around the sphere and down to the main level, chronicling the 15-billion-year evolution.<br />(The sphere itself is even used to create a point-of-reference scale that puts the universe into better perspective than the entire semester I spent in undergrad astronomy.) Other must-sees include the Big Bang Theater, which re-creates the theoretical birth of the universe; the Hall of the Universe, with its very own 151?2-ton meteorite; and the Hall of Planet Earth, which focuses on the geologic processes of our home planet (great volcano display!). You’ll need a minimum of 2 hours to fully explore the Rose Center.<br />The rest of the 4-square-block museum is nothing to sneeze at, either. <span mce_style="background-color: #ffff00;" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);">Founded in 1869, it houses the world’s greatest natural science collection in a square-block group of buildings made of towers and turrets, pink granite and red brick</span>—a mishmash of architectural styles, but overflowing with neo-Gothic charm. The diversity of the holdings is astounding: some 36 million specimens ranging from microscopic organisms to the world’s largest cut gem, the Brazilian Princess Topaz (21,005 carats). Rose Center aside, it would take you all day to see the entire museum, and then you still wouldn’t get to everything. If you don’t have a lot of time, you can see the best of the best on free highlights tours offered daily every hour at 15 minutes after the hour from 10:15am to 3:15pm. Audio Expeditions, high-tech audio tours that allow you to access narration in the order you choose, are also available to help you make sense of it all.</p><p><br /></p> <p>Start your tour with the Space Show. Afterwards, follow the wondrous interactive Cosmic Pathway, which spirals around the sphere and down to the main level, chronicling the 15-billion-year evolution.<br />(The sphere itself is even used to create a point-of-reference scale that puts the universe into better perspective than the entire semester I spent in undergrad astronomy.) Other must-sees include the Big Bang Theater, which re-creates the theoretical birth of the universe; the Hall of the Universe, with its very own 151?2-ton meteorite; and the Hall of Planet Earth, which focuses on the geologic processes of our home planet (great volcano display!). You’ll need a minimum of 2 hours to fully explore the Rose Center.<br />The rest of the 4-square-block museum is nothing to sneeze at, either. <span mce_style="background-color: #ffff00;" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);">Founded in 1869, it houses the world’s greatest natural science collection in a square-block group of buildings made of towers and turrets, pink granite and red brick</span>—a mishmash of architectural styles, but overflowing with neo-Gothic charm. The diversity of the holdings is astounding: some 36 million specimens ranging from microscopic organisms to the world’s largest cut gem, the Brazilian Princess Topaz (21,005 carats). Rose Center aside, it would take you all day to see the entire museum, and then you still wouldn’t get to everything. If you don’t have a lot of time, you can see the best of the best on free highlights tours offered daily every hour at 15 minutes after the hour from 10:15am to 3:15pm. Audio Expeditions, high-tech audio tours that allow you to access narration in the order you choose, are also available to help you make sense of it all.</p><p><br /></p> Norcross Buildings in Worcester 2011-10-18T23:24:46Z 2011-10-18T23:24:46Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=621:norcross-buildings-in-worcester&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <P>Norcross was married in 1870, to Phoebe Ellen Sibley, of Salem, Mass. <BR>Mrs. Norcross died in 1905. Their family consisted of two sons and three <BR>daughters. Both sons died in infancy. On the 81st anniversary of his birth there <BR>was dedicated to him, in the Worcester City Hall, a memorial given by citizens of <BR>Worcester. This memorial is in the form of a bronze tablet, 6 ft. high by 4 ft. <BR>wide, backed by a panel of his Stony Creek granite. In addition to a life-size <BR>portrait in a bas-relief profile, the tablet bears this inscription :</P> <P><A href="http://www.preservationworcester.org/pages/tourmain.html#Anchor-Cit-27677">http://www.preservationworcester.org/pages/tourmain.html#Anchor-Cit-27677</A></P> <P>1. Elwood Adams Block<BR>2. The Old State Mutual Building<BR>3. Worcester Five Cent Savings Bank<BR>4. Commerce Building<BR>5. Slater Building<BR>6. City Hall<BR>7. Worcester City Common<BR>8. Glass Tower<BR>9. Harrington Corner</P> <P>10. Burnside Building<BR>11. Mechanics Hall<BR>12. Central Exchange<BR>13. Wesley United Methodist Church<BR>14. First Unitarian Church<BR>15. Worcester County Courthouse<BR>16. Boy's Club<BR>17. The Worcester World War I Memorial<BR>18. The Memorial Auditorium</P> <P>Norcross was married in 1870, to Phoebe Ellen Sibley, of Salem, Mass. <BR>Mrs. Norcross died in 1905. Their family consisted of two sons and three <BR>daughters. Both sons died in infancy. On the 81st anniversary of his birth there <BR>was dedicated to him, in the Worcester City Hall, a memorial given by citizens of <BR>Worcester. This memorial is in the form of a bronze tablet, 6 ft. high by 4 ft. <BR>wide, backed by a panel of his Stony Creek granite. In addition to a life-size <BR>portrait in a bas-relief profile, the tablet bears this inscription :</P> <P><A href="http://www.preservationworcester.org/pages/tourmain.html#Anchor-Cit-27677">http://www.preservationworcester.org/pages/tourmain.html#Anchor-Cit-27677</A></P> <P>1. Elwood Adams Block<BR>2. The Old State Mutual Building<BR>3. Worcester Five Cent Savings Bank<BR>4. Commerce Building<BR>5. Slater Building<BR>6. City Hall<BR>7. Worcester City Common<BR>8. Glass Tower<BR>9. Harrington Corner</P> <P>10. Burnside Building<BR>11. Mechanics Hall<BR>12. Central Exchange<BR>13. Wesley United Methodist Church<BR>14. First Unitarian Church<BR>15. Worcester County Courthouse<BR>16. Boy's Club<BR>17. The Worcester World War I Memorial<BR>18. The Memorial Auditorium</P> Lots more in Boston 2011-10-18T20:35:03Z 2011-10-18T20:35:03Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=617:lots-more-in-boston&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <P>16 Tremont Street. Boston.&nbsp;&nbsp;Stony Creek Granite facing.</P> <P>6 Tremont Street.&nbsp;The Bank of America building at the corner of Tremont and Court Streets is faced with polished Stony Creek Granite.</P> <P>New buildings in the Marketplace are: One Faneuil Hall Square (housing Abercrombie &amp; Fitch), Graham Gund Architects, 1988, faced with Stony Creek Granite;</P> <P>125 Summer Street.&nbsp;A large complex incorporating the façades of several old commercial buildings at the base and a central new tower.&nbsp; Stony Creek Granite is used in the new portions of the complex.</P> <P>125 HIGH STREET. Built in 1991, this building was designed by the Boston firm Jung/Brannen.&nbsp; This building is a fine example of modern thin granite cladding, probably attached to a steel truss backup.&nbsp; The granite at the base is Deer Isle granite from Maine, and the balance of the building is Stony Creek Granite from Connecticut.&nbsp; Note the effective use of contrasting polished and thermal finishes and false joints in single stone panels, giving decorative geometric designs and the appearance of several smaller stones.</P> <P>75 STATE STREET -Across Kilby Street is Exchange Place. Exchange Place provides another example of façade preservation.&nbsp; The granite on the old façade is Stony Creek Granite.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA" mce_style="font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: x-small" mce_style="font-size: x-small;"><SPAN id=_marker>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA" mce_style="font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: x-small" mce_style="font-size: x-small;"></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN>&nbsp;</P> <P>16 Tremont Street. Boston.&nbsp;&nbsp;Stony Creek Granite facing.</P> <P>6 Tremont Street.&nbsp;The Bank of America building at the corner of Tremont and Court Streets is faced with polished Stony Creek Granite.</P> <P>New buildings in the Marketplace are: One Faneuil Hall Square (housing Abercrombie &amp; Fitch), Graham Gund Architects, 1988, faced with Stony Creek Granite;</P> <P>125 Summer Street.&nbsp;A large complex incorporating the façades of several old commercial buildings at the base and a central new tower.&nbsp; Stony Creek Granite is used in the new portions of the complex.</P> <P>125 HIGH STREET. Built in 1991, this building was designed by the Boston firm Jung/Brannen.&nbsp; This building is a fine example of modern thin granite cladding, probably attached to a steel truss backup.&nbsp; The granite at the base is Deer Isle granite from Maine, and the balance of the building is Stony Creek Granite from Connecticut.&nbsp; Note the effective use of contrasting polished and thermal finishes and false joints in single stone panels, giving decorative geometric designs and the appearance of several smaller stones.</P> <P>75 STATE STREET -Across Kilby Street is Exchange Place. Exchange Place provides another example of façade preservation.&nbsp; The granite on the old façade is Stony Creek Granite.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA" mce_style="font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: x-small" mce_style="font-size: x-small;"><SPAN id=_marker>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA" mce_style="font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: x-small" mce_style="font-size: x-small;"></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN>&nbsp;</P> Boston Exchange Building 1891 2011-10-18T20:29:25Z 2011-10-18T20:29:25Z http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=616:boston-exchange-building-1891&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=77 Administrator stleone@shorelineinternet.com <P>"Peabody and Stearns built the Boston Exchange Building in 1891, designing the main floor to be a replica of the old counting house that stood here for decades. In the 1980s developers sought to demolish the Exchange Building and replace it with a monster tower. Preservationists intervened but were able to save only a 60-foot L-shaped portion of the <SPAN style="COLOR: #ff0000" mce_style="color: #ff0000;">pink granite facade facing State and Kirby streets</SPAN>."</P> <P><A href="http://cheap-reads.com/sample/8395/a-walking-tour-of-boston-financial-district-massachusetts" mce_href="http://cheap-reads.com/sample/8395/a-walking-tour-of-boston-financial-district-massachusetts">http://cheap-reads.com/sample/8395/a-walking-tour-of-boston-financial-district-massachusetts</A></P> <P>"Peabody and Stearns built the Boston Exchange Building in 1891, designing the main floor to be a replica of the old counting house that stood here for decades. In the 1980s developers sought to demolish the Exchange Building and replace it with a monster tower. Preservationists intervened but were able to save only a 60-foot L-shaped portion of the <SPAN style="COLOR: #ff0000" mce_style="color: #ff0000;">pink granite facade facing State and Kirby streets</SPAN>."</P> <P><A href="http://cheap-reads.com/sample/8395/a-walking-tour-of-boston-financial-district-massachusetts" mce_href="http://cheap-reads.com/sample/8395/a-walking-tour-of-boston-financial-district-massachusetts">http://cheap-reads.com/sample/8395/a-walking-tour-of-boston-financial-district-massachusetts</A></P>