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LAS VEGAS, NV - In the article “Sandstone unifies campus design at UNLV,” which ran in the November 2009 issue of Stone World, the red and beige sandstone used for the exterior of Greenspun Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) was supplied by The Tuscany Collection of Las Vegas, NV.
The sandstone exterior was selected for the 120,000-square-foot building to maintain a cohesiveness with the university’s overall architecture. “There is a theme at UNLV where other buildings on campus also have sandstone cladding,” according to a statement from Frazier Masonry Corp. of Camarillo, CA, which performed the stone installation. “Greenspun Hall follows the ongoing sandstone theme and blends well with the existing architecture on campus.”
The Tuscany Collection delivered approximately 40 truckloads of red and beige sandstone to Frazier Masonry for the construction of the new building. The majority of the pieces measure 18 x 36 inches, and most had a thickness of 2 inches.
A distinguishing architectural element of Greenspun Hall’s design is the “UNLV tower,” which stretches 55 feet above the roof on the building’s east side - 125 feet from the ground - and consists of a 57-foot-long, 11-foot-wide, steel-braced frame system. The university’s letters were carved with a laser jet into the sandstone. In total, it took five months to complete the stone installation.