Binghamton U. moves 40-ton monument from Vestal Parkway — May 30 2014

VESTAL — A 40-ton block of concrete inched forward slowly on Thursday, making its way up Binghamton University’s main drag.

It took hours for a crew from Wolfe House & Building Movers to prepare and then transport the 30-foot-tall Harpur College monument from its longtime spot along the Vestal Parkway to its new home: the Harpur Quad.

The plaza is being developed behind the science complex, fine arts facilities and the Library Tower. It’s intended to establish a physical identity for BU’s largest school and symbolize the importance of the liberal arts and sciences at Binghamton, according to BU.

The Harpur Quad’s grand opening is scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 13 during homecoming weekend. During the event, the Harpur College Wall of Excellence, located on the ground floor of Library Tower, also will be unveiled.

Read the full article here. You can also watch the footage on Youtube and see our photo gallery of the project here.