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Cambrian Black®

Granite | Quarried in Saint-Nazaire, QC, Canada

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Honed

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A great Canadian classic, this timeless granite comes from a quarry that is exclusive to Polycor. It’s also one of the few black granites that doesn’t require any resin or dye, making it ideal for countless applications.

Physical test results

Absorption by weight

ASTM C97

0.10%

0.101%

Density

ASTM C97

179lb/ft3

2 867.30kg/m3

Compressive strength

ASTM C170

22 122Psi

152.53MPa

Modulus of rupture

ASTM C99

1 868Psi

12.88MPa

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An Inspired Reverence For Stones Old And New: Renovating Place d’Armes

An Inspired Reverence For Stones Old And New: Renovating Place d’Armes

 

While cities begin considering lifting the stay-at-home orders, we’re all left wondering when we can get back to enjoying outdoor gatherings again. The possibility of taking short car trips to reconnect with local sights and historic architectural gems that may have been overlooked take on a new appeal, while respecting responsible social distancing measures. After we no longer need to stay six feet apart, we may value our community’s open spaces more, like Place d'Armes. Not only for active use, but as an opportunity to be (somewhat) more together.

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Why Do Leading Firms Use American Marble? An Interview with MdeAS’ Architect Partner Dan Shannon

Why Do Leading Firms Use American Marble? An Interview with MdeAS’ Architect Partner Dan Shannon

 

Courtesy of MdeAS Architects

MdeAS is a prominent New York City based architecture firm that has created modern and progressive design solutions responsible for some of the most prestigious buildings in the Big Apple. A growing list of MdeAS NYC projects include the General Motors Building, 888 Seventh Avenue, 575 Fifth Avenue, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, and 1633 Broadway. The team is at the forefront of design firms who use American marble, which you can see in these commercial buildings that use classic, natural materials alongside modern steel and glass. These buildings reflect MdeAS' commitment to design and connect indoor and outdoor spaces. The visitor experience begins with a streetscape that transitions to the interior, a continuation of the modern design.

We spoke with partner Dan Shannon about the firm’s design, the visitor experience, and what he loves about stone.

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Take a Walking Tour of Washington DC, Where History is Carved in Stone

Take a Walking Tour of Washington DC, Where History is Carved in Stone

 

 

With outstanding monuments, some of the world’s best museums and other cultural institutions, Washington, D.C. is a must-do destination. While the sheer number of sites may seem overwhelming, Washington is an easily navigable city. The nation’s capital is rather compact in size and easy to explore on foot. You might say it’s the perfect walking city. Washington was elegantly planned by Frenchman Pierre Charles L'Enfant, who came to America to fight in the Revolutionary War and went on to become a trusted city planner for George Washington.

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