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The Guardians: Hero

One-of-a-kind sculpture

©Antonio Pio Saracino

©Antonio Pio Saracino

Architect: Antonio Pio Saracino

Client: Precision Stone

Completion: 2014
Category: Special Project

Project Type: Stone Engineering


Feb 2014–Stone World

The Guardians: Hero sculpture in New York is an example of one-of-a-kind fabrication on display in Manhattan in the Bryant Park area. In a demonstration of accuracy and innovation in stone drafting and fabrication, Union Marble & Granite and Precision Stone worked with acclaimed Italian architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino on his project, “The Guardians: Hero and Superhero.”

Detailed shop drawings, tickets, and engineering were masterfully supported with 3D modelling. In addition to the one in Manhattan, a second statue was made for the Milan Expo which was on display in the courtyard at the "Galleria dell'Academia" in Florence, just outside of the original Michelangelo''s masterpiece, David. This statue was built to the exact proportions to the original "David". Material engineering and structural analysis of each layer of the statue was considered in the context of the overall scale. Threaded dowels and rods with strategically placed disc washers made the connection of the 5 pre-assembled sections completed concealed. An innovative solution achieved with elegance.


The Guardians: Hero

New York, NY

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