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Mosaic at Huntington Atrium
has link to the site's history
The Huntington Atrium this week unveiled a 460-square-foot mosaic with a history-based theme that the building management said was the largest such mosaic “ever produced by a robot installed anywhere in the world.”The mosaic, made of 3/8-inch Italian glass tiles, in 60 colors, depicts a Seafarer 48 yacht designed by Sparkman & Stephens, built by Seafarer Fiberglass Yachts in Huntington. One of these yachts, the “Queen of the Show,” was shown at the 1969 New York Boat Show and remains the largest sailboat design ever presented at the show. Seafarer built the yacht on the Park Avenue land where the Atrium now stands. The boat company had purchased the property, pasture land for Albert’s Dairy, in 1966. The Atrium, an office complex, has been on the site for 20 years. The mosaic was designed and assembled in Boston using a computer controlled production robot. It is made of of 368,371 individual 3/8-inch tiles. The Atrium’s management did not want to reveal the costs, but said it was paid for by one of the building’s owners.