Renovation/Restoration

A facelift for the historic National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences received a sophisticated makeover while maintaining its original design and materials palette
By Sara Garafalo
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The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, enlisted the help of Quinn Evans Architects to provide new stone flooring that complemented and enhanced the existing stonework found in this 1927 historic building.


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Danby marble and Stony Creek granite renovate Federal Building Plaza in NYC

Vermont Quarries Corp. in Mendon, VT, and Stony Creek granite from Stony Creek Quarry Corp. in Branford, CT, were selected to design the plaza
By Kerri Walker
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Originally constructed in 1968, the Jakob K. Javits Federal Building Plaza, which sits in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan — at Worth and Lafayette Streets — is a triumph over its past design trials and errors.


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Beverly Hills luxury long stay residence remodel is set in stone

The AKA Beverly Hills in California — which stretches the entire block of Crescent Drive and faces the Hollywood Hills — recently underwent a $10 million remodeling in which a variety of stones used throughout offer an exclusive feel to its guests
By Kerri Walker
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From the time guests make their way inside the AKA Beverly Hills hotel in California they can enjoy the ambiance and functionality provided by natural stone.


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Innovative stone use provides upscale feel for New Jersey condo

By Sara Garafalo
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For the remodeling of a New Jersey condo, designer Rosanna Robin Trivilino of Rosanna Robin Design Group in New York, NY, knew a full gut renovation was in order.


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Natural stone provides European charm for private residence

An international mix of stone slabs and tiles bring a classical European style to the inside of an upscale residence in Great Neck, Long Island
By Kerri Walker
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On Long Island in New York, set among the many classical French European-styled homes of Great Neck, a luxurious residence awaited a renovation and redesign of its absolutely empty 4,000-square-foot basement.


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Slate Floor Mosaic Celebrates the Slate Valley Museum’s Recovery after Hurricane Irene

The new design welcomes visitors into the museum and celebrates the impressive amount of work contributed by many volunteers
By Sara Garafalo
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Adorned with a new stunning slate floor mosaic in its entry way, the Slate Valley Museum can now mark the completion of over a year of renovations after flooding


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Historic marble used to restore mansion balustrade

The recent restoration of de Seversky Mansion at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY, employed Vermont marble from a demolished mansion built in 1905
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As one of the top venues for private events in the New York metropolitan area, the de Seversky Mansion at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has a picturesque facade and a new staircase complete with marble that was quarried more than 100 years ago.


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Cathedral undergoes a “creative restoration”

St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD brought together a variety of natural stone elements to complete a design plan that is nearly 100 years old
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Located in Sioux Falls, SD, Saint Joseph Cathedral has stood as an unfinished landmark for almost 100 years.


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2012 Pinnacle Award Winners

The Pinnacle Awards, held during during the StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013, recognize excellence in commercial, residential, sustainability and renovation/restoration of natural stone projects worldwide
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The Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced the winners of the 2012 Pinnacle Awards competition during its annual Awards Luncheon


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Historic mansion restored with local limestone

By Karissa Giuliano
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Originally constructed in Missouri, the Queen Anne Mansion was moved to Eureka Springs, AR, and later renovated with stone from Ozark Southern Stone


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As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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