Award of Merit

New York Public Library

New York, New York USA



MIA Member Company:
Stone Truss Systems, Inc.
Fairfield, New Jersey
Stone Fabricator & Installer

Other Project Team Members:
Architect/Designer: Davis, Brody & Bond
General Contractor: F. J. Sciame Construction Company
Stone Supplier: T.I.A. Marble & Granite SRL

This project involved building a seven-story, state-of-the-art library facility within an existing courtyard built originally for horse and carriage. The interior perimeter walls of the new building are the original, ornate, cubic Imperial Danby façade of the courtyard. To complement the existing marble, the design called for using Imperial Danby marble for all paving on the first floor and on most of the walls and floors at the entrance to a new auditorium on the lower level. The blending of the old and new stone produced spectacular results.

Judges’ Comments:
This unique project presented formidable construction and logistical challenges, which we felt were successfully met, with a beautiful end result.

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