When guests and visitors approach the entrance of the Boston Children’s Hospital they are greeted by a “hide and seek” style wall made of Mesabi Black® granite. The stone provides a backdrop for the intricate design of animals and foliage, which the project’s architect and designer calls “Playful Nature in the City.”
The design team knew that the stone chosen for the 1,200 square foot structure would have to provide needed contrast and act as a suitable canvas for the project’s engraved art. Mesabi Black granite was a natural choice. The grain structure and stark grey-black color is something that appeals to many artists. Another advantage of using Mesabi is that it looks great in many different finishes, so you can get a contrast in color without using a different stone. The stone selection was an integral part of the design process, as the architect wanted to integrate natural, durable materials into the design.