Michelangelo nearly lost his life moving marble from the Carrara mountains to Rome, and hundreds of labourers he employed risked their lives daily. Rope would snap, stone would fall and men would die. The whole process from selection, to excavation to transportation could take a year or more, and cost ten times more than the marble itself.

Thankfully today, technology has reduced the risk, but still moving tons of stone can be dangerous, and requires professional help.

Colorado Stone Quarries was more than happy to arrange transportation, and Capital Crane had the tools needed to move these blocks safely.

The final push into the studio was more reminiscent of the Renaissance methods. Three men could push the blocks on steel pipes….

With the stone safely in the studio, a full examination can be done, and the plans for our new Pieta can begin.

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