MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN GRANITE

How a Granite History Monument is Built


 

    Each monument (Granite Museum-Wall ™)  is one hundred feet long and designed by structural engineers to endure   four thousand years.

There are no guarantees, only time will tell.

    1,960 cubic feet of 3,000 psi concrete are poured over 5945 pounds of knitted steel installed in a three-foot deep trench.

    The monument is faced with 60 panels of Missouri Red granite, each weighing 477 pounds,                                                                                                           and two triangular granite end pieces each weighing 351 pounds.

                                                 Historic text is engraved deep in granite.                                                    
                                   

  Drawings are engraved by hand with diamond stylus by the few experts in this esoteric profession.

                                 

 

TOTAL LENGTH of 922 installed panels     (Walk around every monument) 3080  Feet            938  Meters
   
ESTIMATED_TIME_TO_READ PRESENTLY_ENGRAVED_467_PANELS   6 Hours  
             
               

WEIGHT OF ONE HUNDRED FOOT MONUMENT 

  Pounds Kilos
               
CONCRETE           290,080 131,855
STEEL(REBAR)           5,945 2,702
FITTINGS             625 284
MISC:Stainlessnuts,bolts,washers,joiners,etc.       100 45
GRANITE             29,320 13,327
               
 ONE_MONUMENT         326,070 147,903
               
HISTORY OF HUMANITY 8 monuments  (4 of 100 ft and  4 of 67 ft)   2,173,801 985,850
               
Weight of other monuments                                                                        2,691,577 1,220,670
               
_WEIGHT OF_ALL_MONUMENTS IN_YEAR_2014     4,865,378 2,206,520
               
OF_WHICH_GRANITE            430,027 195,467
               
 GRANITE_PANELS            
Rectangular            880  
Triangular             40  
Other

TOTAL

            2

922

 
               
 "Anything worth doing cannot be accomplished in one lifetime"             Reinhold Niehbur