It’s essential for architects to know how the material chosen for a project will perform under a variety of conditions and circumstances. Architects are faced with many building material options, but for designs or applications that call for cladding stone, there are fundamentally two options:
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Adding warmth and a natural element to any architectural or hardscape design, Indiana Limestone is one of the most popular building stones - and has been for well over 150 years. Used on famous American buildings, including Rockefeller Center and the Pentagon, it's hard to imagine life without it.
The lobbies of New York’s most exciting new buildings and their wall cladding are dressed in Indiana Limestone, the same stone used to build New York in its Golden Age.
Whether walking by one of these iconic buildings, or entering into one of their grand lobbies, you feel transported in time,
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Turn-of-the-century post offices in major urban centres are among America’s most architecturally significant buildings. But, as the postal industry waned with the advent of electronic communication, the remarkable buildings these institutions often inhabited were often vacated and
We’re celebrating Indiana Limestone Month with a look at how this fine natural stone helped build much of Chicago’s storied skyline, and its role in turning the city into a top architectural destination.
Indiana Limestone’s place in Chicago’s history is a deep and durable one. Though it’s
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
An architecture tour of Chicago is on every visitor’s must-do list. It’s not surprising, given the city’s collection of incredible buildings. In fact, Chicago claims to have invented the skyscraper. Any Windy City architecture tour allows visitors to marvel at the feats of engineering and
In the capital of Canada, a city known for its landmark stone architecture, two buildings stand out for their artful facades which have endured and evolved with the generations, in spite of the ever-changing landscape of politics.
A city’s historic hotels are more than just fancy places to stay. They are landmarks of a city, woven into its history. This is certainly true of the three iconic Canadian hotels featured here. Each radiates a sense of the city, every bit as much as its most famous monuments. And each was a
The Flack Block building is one of the most impressive examples of Vancouver's turn-of the-century architecture. The four-story Romanesque Revival-style structure, with its expressive stone facade, was built by noted architect William Blackmore between 1898 and 1900. This was the era of the