How marble from a small town in Georgia built America’s top monuments to power

Architecture, National
Monday, November 30, 2015
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The Tate marble Quarry in Georgia (Courtesy Jason Sayer / AN)

The Tate marble quarry in Georgia (Courtesy Jason Sayer / AN)

In the United States, the architecture of power manifests itself in the stone edifice. Like the Roman and Greek precedents that gave rise to home-grown neo-Classical examples, stone is the material of choice for the monument.

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LACMA Prepares its Giant Rock

West
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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The rock is wedged against its steel transporter. (All images courtesy LACMA)

If all goes according to plan, sometime in early October an enormous boulder will leave a Riverside, California quarry and a couple of weeks later roll onto the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, to become an installation called Levitated Mass.

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