1890Construction of the Ringstrasse in Vienna
Several rough marble blocks were sold over the years to artists and stonemasons from around the world. These ‘exported’ blocks outnumber the locally processed ones.
The marble extracted from the Wiener Union Baugesellschaft initially imposed itself on the market thanks to the construction of the Ringstrasse in Vienna. On the long run, however, it could not withstand the competition, as its price was higher than that of other foreign products.
A further and severe disadvantage was represented by the increases in import tax imposed by the German customs. Sales of marble diminished and so did the associated gains. On March 18, 1899, the Wiener Union Baugesellschaft closed its businesses in the marble sector.