weathering steel

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weathering steel

A high-strength, low-alloy steel that forms an oxide coating when exposed to rain or moisture, which adheres to the base metal and protects it from further corrosion. See also: Metal
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The park features a new arch made in corten steel which has naturally aged since being installed to match the colour of the brickwork.
One piece, "Atomic Love," features two hemispheres of rusted corten steel, with plates embedded in them.
The aim of the five corten steel arches is to inspire people to stop and discover more about the site and its surroundings, and understand its links to the river.
In DuPree's landscape, that means several seating areas--including one around a Corten steel fire bowl and another by a concrete planter doubling as a coffee table--that call out for relaxation or a gathering of friends and family.
"The more the weather hits it and the older it gets, the more beautiful the finish should become," says humane society member Gail Diedrichsen about the piece, which artist Dale Rogers built of a material called corten steel. "It was made to blend into the environment."
Corten steel, a weathering steel supplied by Western Metal in Phoenix and installed by Steve Lanning of Lanning Construction in Sonoma, Calif., lines the front exterior of both the tasting room and winery.
The building, though constructed primarily with heavy timber, features large windows and an exterior skin of corrugated and flat panel Corten steel.<br />The building is the largest of its type in North America, according to the project architect, Michael Green Architecture.<br />Other tenants at T3 include co-working space providerIndustrious, telemedicine companyZipnosis,andNative Americans in Philanthropy.<br />Also last month, LaSalle paid $129.5 million for a 130,530-square-foot Seattle building leased by Amazon, LaSalle spokeswoman Megan Kivlehan said.<br />T3 is LaSalle's latest Twin Cities acquisition.
The corten steel fireplace will corrode over time to develop a natural protective layer.
The body is made of corten steel and weighs 200 tons, with a 500 ton foundation of concrete, while the wings weigh 50 tons each.
The County Durham sculptor Ray Lonsdale is replacing the long lost Tursdale War Memorial Statue with an original corten steel sculpture.
The corten steel sculpture was designed by artist Ray Lonsdale and was only meant to be a temporary display.