Mini Mac Bridge
Traverse City, MI United States | 2016
BOW is a sculpture to pay tribute to Fire Station #35 for all of its contributions to the City of San Francisco.
Protecting the steel from corrosion in the marine environment was the reason for galvanizing and then painting the sculpture.
Fire Station #35 operates fire boats on the Bay and these operations can be appreciated from the viewing platform that extends out from the pier and pulls out onto the sidewalk. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful Bay Bridge views as well as overlook the new and old fire boats.
The Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989 is one of the historic times when the Fire Station #35 can be truly appreciated. At the center of the sculpture there are the glass panels presenting imagery that pays tribute to Fire Station #35. The imagery focuses on the fire boat involvement with historic earthquakes and commemorates different fire boats and crews. The sculpture allows you to experience the history from inside its curved shape and views outside the bow with the Bay Bridge backdrop.
The sculpture was created with galvanized tubular pieces connecting to form a ship bow that extends out from the Embarcadero. This area creates a destination for paying homage to the Fire Station and taking in the views of the Bay. Protecting the steel from corrosion in the marine environment was the reason for galvanizing and then painting the sculpture. The galvanized and painted steel frame provides a historical and cultural experience for the City of San Francisco with a long life-cycle and minimal maintenance. This duplex coating will allow the history of Fire Station #35 to be seen by visitors for years to come.
San Francisco, CA United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, Sustainability
San Francisco Arts Commission
Hood Design Studio
AZZ Galvanizing - Muncie
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