I have this in two sizes. The larger one is further below on this page. The one shown in these two photos is the same size as my Limestone Peace Poles only made of Granite.
Price of Granite Peace Pole seen above
$9,500 (free shipping)
7 translations included. Additional peace pole languages are $100 each. 2 translations can fit on each side for a total of 14.
It is almost 7 feet tall after planting.
The picture at the very top of the page is what it will look like from further away, but right up close it looks like the above.
Planting – Installing the Granite Peace Pole
For installation instructions click here, but all that is required is a 32″ deep post hole. No cement is necessary. Once the pole is in it, tamp the earth that came out of the hole back in around it. It makes the peace pole more or less invisible in the earth, which is good, by having what is holding it up just be more of the same earth that is surrounding it.
Second (Larger) Granite Peace Pole
Two people have inquired about larger granite peace poles, so I put together this quote for them but have not made one yet and so have no photos.
This one also has 7 sides, but is 12 feet long, 14 inches in diameter, weighs 3,200 pounds and costs $16,500 delivered to your site.
Planting – Installing the Larger Granite Peace Pole
There are two ways to do it. One is to dig a 36″ deep post hole. No cement is necessary, but you will need some lifting equipment to get it in the hole. Once the pole is in it, tamp the earth that came out of the hole back in around it. This will leave you with 9 feet of height above ground.
A second way to do it puts only one foot of the pole in cement and leaves 11 feet above ground. That requires having a structural engineer and a contractor. You select them and they do the work. The structural engineer draws the plans for the cement block that would be poured underground. Then that is sent to a few contractors who quote on digging the hole, pouring the cement, lifting the peace pole into place, and then pouring the final cement around it. You should allow four or five months for that process. It can be done in two, but sometimes the best quoters have other jobs concurrently and need time.
Below is a multi-ton granite peace pole garden I made in which the translations are on granite monoliths surrounding the peace pole making it a destination at which people can meet to sit on the monoliths.
The granite peace pole garden is in Beech Acres Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. It cost $65,000.