Tour the Stony Creek Quarry
Photos by Michelle Young
Tour the historical Stony Creek Quarry in Branford, CT whose granite makes up a great deal of New York City’s architectural history with sculptor Darrell Petit and Tom Cleveland, Director of Sustainability.
- See the active quarry still in operation.
- Learn about its famous “Stony Creek Granite” which was a favorite of architects and architectural firms like McKim, Mead & White, Cass Gilbert, and Warren & Wetmore,
- Discover how the granite was used in some of the nation’s most well-known landmarks, including Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
- Hear about the recent projects including The Metropolitan Museum Art, The Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design, 550 Madison and Columbia University Low Plaza.
About the event:
Stony Creek Granite granite was used in some of the nation’s most well-known landmarks. Just in New York City alone, Stony Creek Quarry granite appears as a major structural element in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Macy’s at Herald Square, Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue, Bellevue Hospital, 550 Madison Avenue, the George Washington Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, and many others. But more than just a material of a bygone era, Stony Creek granite has been used not only on restorations of The Battery, at Columbia University, at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum but also in new construction in the city. You can even find Stony Creek granite in public plazas and on sidewalks.
Please note: The quarry is in Branford, CT and is not accessible by public transportation.
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