In the heart of the University of Northern Iowa's campus stands the Campanile—a symbol of history, unity, and the passage of time. Since its inception in 1925 as a memorial from the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association, this majestic tower has not only marked the passage of time but also woven itself into the fabric of the institution's identity.
We consistently specify hot-dip galvanizing due to the intricate locations of our projects.
Just as the university has evolved over the years, so has the Campanile. Taking on the restoration and additions to this iconic structure, The Verdin Company of Cincinnati, has taken the approach to not only revitalized the Campanile's physical form but also to ensure its endurance against the harsh Iowa weather—be it the freezing winters, sweltering summers, or unpredictable storms- by choosing to hot-dip galvanize. The Campanile, with its intricate architecture and deep-seated historical value, presented a unique challenge to the restoration team. Its location atop the University of Northern Iowa's campus meant that ensuring the structure's longevity was of utmost importance.
The restoration of the Campanile at the University of Northern Iowa stands as a model of how dedication, expertise, and innovation can breathe new life into cherished landmarks. It continues to stand tall against the backdrop of changing times, the Campanile serves as a reminder that history can be both preserved and revitalized, ensuring that its melodies and stories will continue to resonate for generations to come.
Existing frame had been hot-dip galvanized and did not need repair. The Verdin Company understands and appreciates the life span of material hot-dip galvanized. The complex location of the frames increases the need for longevity.
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Recreation & Entertainment
Cedar Falls, IA United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability
Frames for for additional bells. Existing frames were hot dip galvanized but did not require attention.
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