Masons used a combination of 22 different brick shapes, including specials such as L-shaped corner units, combined with cast stone pieces in erecting the Science of Museum of Minnesota. In doing so they created the architect's image of a beautiful building set against the bluffs of the nearby Mississippi River. In all, the project used 340,000 wire-cut utility bricks.

Project Participants: The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.Architect/Designer: Ellerbe Becket Inc., MinneapolisGeneral Contractor: PCL Construction Services Inc., Burnsville, Minn.Masonry Contractor: Bill Dentinger Inc., St. Paul, Minn.Cast Stone Supplier: American Artstone, New Ulm, Minn.Brick Manufacturer: Taylor Clay Products, Salisbury, N.C.