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.