Fall 2012

New home for Harpur monument



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JONATHAN COHEN
The Harpur College monument is now part of the new Harpur Quad, which is bordered by the library tower, Science 1 and the Anderson Center.

It’s hard to miss a 30-foot tall stone monolith, but as traffic grew busier and the surrounding trees got taller, this monument to Harpur College was becoming lost in the crowd. A decision was made to move it to a more prominent place in the new Harpur Quad.

How do you move a 40-ton piece of stone? One inch at a time.

See how it was done by clicking on the video “A monumental move.”