Harvey Fite, one of the founders of the Bard College Fine Arts Department, purchases an abandoned quarry in the town of Saugerties, NY, in Ulster County, about 100 miles north of New York City.

On this property, Harvey will construct Opus 40, a labyrinthine world of finely fitted stone swirling with ramps and terraces, constructed around pools, fountains and trees and rising out of bedrock a half mile deep, using dry keystone masonry techniques inspired by his time restoring the Mayan ruins at Copan.