Nittany Lion Gets a New Home

The Nittany Lion Shrine at the Penn State campus at State College has a new look thanks in part to Flynn Stone Design and Fabrication Company and the masterful craftsmanship of stone mason Phil Hawk. The project consisted of a new stone base for the lion sculpture which was conceived as a mountain outcrop. Nearly 90 tons of local stone from surrounding mountains, including Mount Nittany, was placed to create a mountain environment for the lion.

In addition, natural landing steps were designed and constructed with bluestone provided by Flynn Stone Design & Fabrication. New sidewalks, and a sloped ramp were also created to provide full accessibility for visitors to the famous Penn State landmark. Sean said the company was “very hands-on with the project working with the Office of the Physical Plant and the mason Phil Hawk. As alumni of this great institution, it is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to leave our mark and give back to the university that has given so much to us and the community.”

Read the full article in the Fall 2013 newsletter.