RE: Capitol idea 3/1/02

March 20, 2002 |

I was surprised to see that the people of Wisconsin were without stone cladding on their capitol. According to the caption on page 40 of the current issue of BDC, the white granite cladding of the Wisconsin State Capitol has apparently been returned to Vermont. I suspect the stone had to be returned because it was taken from the bethel (i.e. hallowed or holy place) in Vermont. I am sure that the people of Bethel, Vermont left no stone unturned in the search for their missing granite. I was always told never to take stone for granite, but I now know that one should neither take anyone else's granite for stone cladding.

Michael J. Byle

Manager - Geotechnical

Gannett Fleming Inc.

Valley Forge Corporate Center

1010 Adams Ave.

Audubon, PA 19403-2402

(610) 650-8101 voice

(610) 650-8190 fax

mbyle@gfnet.com

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