In 2016 on Exchange Street in downtown Buffalo sat a fast-deteriorating train station that served the City of Buffalo since the 1950s. In the summer of 2016, it was announced the train station would be rebuilt. It was completed in November 2020. The exterior exposed structural steel and canopies were all hot-dip galvanized and painted.
Sowinksi Sullivan has a portfolio full of train station projects they designed across the US. For this example, the firm chose a historic design for the new station. This effort lasted 4 years with the project completion in the fall of 2020.
All 99 tons of steel used a duplex coating system. It was decided the outdoor canopies would sustain many years of abuse if a duplex coating system was chosen. This duplex system illustrates the best of both worlds in terms of appearance and corrosion protection.
All 198,000 lbs of steel was fabricated in the early months of 2020 and galvanized in July-August 2020. In November 2020, the station was open to the public. The Amtrak station is limited to two train routes (both to New York City) right now due the pandemic. Once the Canadian and American borders open, it will run along the Maple Leaf Line to the City of Toronto.
Buffalo, NY United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Quality of HDG
Entire Exterior Canopy System
V&S New York Galvanizing, LLC
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