Comment 73333

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted January 26, 2012 at 12:51:39

I can't speak for marble buildings elsewhere, but the problems with our City Hall, I believe, were due to substandard anchors installed by the Pigott company to hold the sheets of marble on - which eventually began to fail and nearly killed at least one councillor.

I can't speak to the general issues surrounding marble in northern climes, but the stuff has some pretty weird thermal characteristics so I wouldn't be surprised (why it's so good for ice cream etc). In these cases, though, a big part of the problem seems to be that instead of building the walls out of stone, we've attached it as ornamentation.

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