The owners loved the "look" of hot dip galvanizing and the corrosion protection they saw as a plus.
The fish scales are staged a certain way and they wanted them to stay fixed in that direction. The piece was difficult to galvanize due to the design in the lightness of the metal.
The trash receptacles were designed by the fabricator who tried several different paint systems. The City of Providence asked, "Can you make them look as if they were galvanized?" and the galvanizer did.