Five-Minute Museum

Vermont's "inverted skyscrapers" -- and their architects

A new exhibition highlights Edward Burtynsky's otherworldly photographs of granite and marble quarries in Vermont

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    Photograph courtesy Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New York / Nicholas Metivier, Toronto.
    Edward Burtynsky, "Abandoned Marble Quarry #18, Rutland, Vermont, 1991." Digital chromogenic color print.

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    Photograph courtesy Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New York / Nicholas Metivier, Toronto.

    Edward Burtynsky, "OMYA #51, Calcium Carbonate Waste Area, Proctor, Vermont, 1991." Digital chromogenic color print.

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    Photograph courtesy Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New York / Nicholas Metivier, Toronto.

    Edward Burtynsky, "Rock of Ages #4, Abandoned Section, Adam-Pirie Quarry, Barre, Vermont, 1991." Digital chromogenic color print.

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    Photograph courtesy Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New York / Nicholas Metivier, Toronto.
    Edward Burtynsky, "Rock of Ages #7, Active Granite Section, Wells-Lamson Quarry, Barre, Vermont, 1991." Digital chromogenic color print.

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    Photograph courtesy Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New York / Nicholas Metivier, Toronto.

    Edward Burtynsky, "Rock of Ages #12, Abandoned Section, Adam-Pirie Quarry, Barre, Vermont, 1991." Digital chromogenic color print.

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    Courtesy of the artist.

    Edward Burtynsky, "Rock of Ages #45, Abandoned Section, Rock of Ages Quarry, Barre, Vermont, 1991." Digital chromogenic color print.

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    Courtesy of the artist.

    Edward Burtynsky, "Danby Marble Quarry #2, Underground Quarry, Danby, Vermont, 1995." Digital chromogenic color print.

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    Lent by Raphael and Jane Bernstein Collection.

    Edward Burtynsky, "Carrara Marble Quarries #20, Carrara, Italy, 1993." Chromogenic color print.

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    Photographer unknown, "Granite quarry and workers, Consolidated Granite Co., Eagan Quarry, Barre, Vermont," date unknown.

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    Photographer unknown, "Interior of the Corti and Novelli Shed" (Corti is at the far left; Novelli is at the right, seated), about 1902.

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