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All the tiles in a row. The polished and etched granite tiles were transported to the site for installation. There sure were a lot of them; 24 pieces in total, 315 square feet of 1.875 in. thick granite weighing 8860 pounds.

Many people came by to view the tiles along the boulevard before they were set in place.


We were very fortunate to get a great crew to help us build the sundial! From the left is the foreman Lance Miles, his brother Joe and Jamie Nevard. They got totally into the project and did a fantastic job. They were a lot fun to work with. Lance, Joe and Jamie

The central medallion. The central medallion was installed first ensuring that the top of the granite was at the final dial plate elevation. The medallion consists of four granite pieces.

As the pavers are thicker than the granite, the base had to be prepared to a different elevation. Levelling the dial plate.

Laying the pavers. There is approximately 580 sq. ft. of pavers. When these pavers were manufactured they were put through a tumbling process that rounds the corners and gives them a rough ancient look. The inner dial is made from red/black pavers while grey pavers are used as a border for both inner and outer dial.

 

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