Boston, MA United States | 2007
The Bethel Church is located in the 4th ward of Houston Texas. It was founded as an African American place of worship by Rev. John Yates in the late 1800s. The first building structure was destroyed by the massive hurricane in 1900. After being rebuilt the building was once again hit with tragedy in 1920 by a fire, causing a complete loss. In 1923 the church was erected for a third time and stood the test of time until 2005 when another fire destroyed the interior of the church. At this time the city of Houston purchased the property with intention of making it a historic site and memorial.
When the idea of making the site into a multi-use facility, the most popular idea was to create an open air park with the structure of the church as the main focal piece. The intended use of the park was for social gatherings, weddings, day time meditation, relaxation among many other things. The Bethel Church Project was chosen to be hot-dip galvanized (HDG) because the city of Houston wanted this structure that has seen much tragedy to stand the test of time. Once completed the steel came out looking fantastic with a very smooth finish and complete protection. The city was thrilled with the outcome, stating it came out better than they could have hoped for. Thanks to HDG this historic landmark will stand the test of time for many decades to come.
Building & Architecture
Houston, TX United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Initial Cost, Sustainability
All structural steel, frame supports, and decorative windows.
Berger Iron Works
City Of Houston
AZZ Galvanizing - Houston
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