New York, NY United States | 2006
The Borgata boasts a very impressive canopy protection the arriving and departing patrons from the weather elements. The canopy is made of galvanized tubular steel members, making the overall structure 120' x 75' x 22' - 36' high.
It is robust in that it must withstand hurricane force winds off the Atlantic Ocean and able to survive the long-term corrosive effects of salt spray from the nearby water. The architects originally specified the support steel for the canopy to be SS316. The base cost of SS and the fact that tube of that size was not available led the contractor to propose hot-dip galvanized steel tube with a SS cladding. With a 60% initial cost savings and the guarantee that the inside of the tube would also be protected by zinc, the alternate was accepted.
Building & Architecture
Atlantic City, NJ United States
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