Home  ›  Applications  ›  Blocks  ›  Project - Blocks

Project – Blocks

To honour a memory and commemorate history, timeless natural stone is the obvious choice. At Polycor, we are particularly proud of our contribution to the creation of these monuments.

Added value

  • Enhancement of urban heritage
    Enhancement of urban heritage

  • Unmatched durability
    Unmatched durability

Our clients

  • Municipalities
  • Architects
  • Landscapers
  • Residential clients

Blogs

Once Abandoned, Grand Old Buildings Are Now At the Forefront of Modern Architecture

Once Abandoned, Grand Old Buildings Are Now At the Forefront of Modern Architecture

Photo by Gensler

Turn-of-the-century post offices in major urban centres are among America’s most architecturally significant buildings. But, as the postal industry waned with the advent of electronic communication, the remarkable buildings these institutions often inhabited were often vacated and abandoned.

Such was the case with the Old Chicago Post Office: The Beaux Art splendor was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. The original portion was completed in 1921 as a brick-side post terminal. By the time of a 1932 expansion that saw it grow to 2.8 million-square-feet, the new addition with a new Indiana Limestone clad exterior, it was America’s largest post office.

 

Read more »

Celebrate Indiana Limestone Month With A Walking Tour of Chicago

Celebrate Indiana Limestone Month With A Walking Tour of Chicago

We’re celebrating Indiana Limestone Month with a look at how this fine natural stone helped build much of Chicago’s storied skyline, and its role in turning the city into a top architectural destination.

Indiana Limestone’s place in Chicago’s history is a deep and durable one. Though it’s celebrated for its timelessness, it was a forward-thinking, future-minded move that helped create the link between limestone and the Windy City.

Read more »

The White Granite That's Replacing Carrara Marble is Quarried in Vermont

The White Granite That's Replacing Carrara Marble is Quarried in Vermont

 

 

The Grande Arche de la Défense was completed in 1989 to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, however, in the years since, there has been little to celebrate: There were issues with the exterior of the arch from nearly the start. The area around the north side was even sealed off after fears that the arch’s Italian Carrara marble exterior would fall on people below. The arch restoration team turned to hard-wearing Polycor BETHEL WHITEⓇ granite to replace the crumbling Carrara marble exterior and restore the arch to a place of pride.

Read more »

See all blogs »

Suggested stones

You will be redirected to Gridworx’s site.

Click here

You will be redirected to Hofmann’s site.

Click here

You will be redirected to Elemex’s site.

Click here

You will be redirected to Eclad’s site.

Click here

You will be redirected to Litecore’s site.

Click here

You will be redirected to Polycor’s shop to order.

Click here

The Stone Boutique

You will be redirected to our Hardscapes & Masonry website.

Click here

Hardscapes