The provocative landscape of Stony Creek Quarry is the spatial consequence and built inverse of the demand for granite in building and architecture. The subtraction of this landscape has produced addition elsewhere. The geographical breadth of Stony Creek granite ranges from a few feet to thousands of miles— from Connecticut to New York to as far as Germany and Australia. Material specification, once limited to locally available goods, has now become a global exchange. While this global engagement has afforded architects and builders infinite opportunities, there has been a detachment from locality and with it, an ignorance of the origins and consequences of our specifications.
For more, see “On The Ground.”