Deer Lake Museum & Horse
Burnaby, BC Canada | 2006
The eco-sculptures in Burnaby, British Columbia, represent an art and ecology center featuring parks, a golf course and a museum. The "green-look" of the sculptures - two skeleton cranes, three bears and a carousel horse - give an artistic expression to the center.
In total, 2.5 tons of steel were coated with HDG...
The highly visible sculptures are not meant to be tourist targets, but used to highlight special locations. To protect the steel from the corrosive nature of frequent watering, the steel frame beneath required excellent protection against corrosion. Hot-dip galvanizing turned out to be the answer to the problem. Due to the high profile nature of the project, and as hot-dip galvanizing increasingly becomes a medium for artists, the projects are being showcased in Beijing at the Olympics by TeckCominco to demonstrate the concept of the zinc product.
Without hot-dip galvanizing the project would not be possible, as corrosion would inhibit the visual appearance of the steel. In total, 2.5 tons of steel were coated with HDG, including the internal "skeleton" of the cranes, the bear frame, and carousel horse. Citing durability and longevity as the main perks of HDG, this project and others will enjoy corrosion protection and maintenance free care for artistic endeavors to succeed and prosper for many years ahead.
Burnaby, BC Canada
The internal 'skeleton' of the cranes, bears and carousel horse.
City of Burnaby
Silver City Galvanizing, Inc.
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