These are the same as my Limestone Peace Poles only made of Granite.
Price of Granite Peace Pole
$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.
9.5 feet tall before planting.
Above and below are closeups. The distance away and the light shining on them make these differences in appearance.
Planting – Installing the Granite Peace Pole
For installation 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.
A larger Granite Peace Pole also is available
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. The right tow truck can do that.
Once the pole is in the hole, 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 installation option puts only one foot of the pole in cement and leaves 11 feet above ground. That requires a local structural engineer and a contractor. You select the structural engineer (I can help you find one) and who draws the plans for the cement block that would be poured underground. That is sent to a few contractors who quote on doing everything else for you – 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 contractors have other jobs concurrently and need time.
Below is a granite peace pole larger than the one described above. It is unusual in that the translations are on granite monoliths surrounding the peace pole providing surfaces on which people can sit. People say “Meet you at the peace pole” and then sit on the monoliths. A couple of standard benches would suffice for this and would be much less expensive. But the effect of the monoliths is to encircle people in the embrace of the peace pole making it a very nice destination.
The granite peace pole garden is in Beech Acres Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. It cost $65,000 with the landscaping and monoliths and the several winding walkways providing different paths leading to peace.