Toyota Elephant Passage at Denver Zoo
Denver, CO United States | 2012
The Maryland Zoo had an easy choice when trying to come up with a cost effective new exhibit for their beloved Penguins. With the Zoo having hard times financially they didn't want to have a new exhibit that they had to pump money into continuously for makeovers and rehabs. Management came to the decision that galvanizing was the way to go mainly because of the time to first maintenance.
The Maryland Zoo loved the fact that they could get this project done and not have to worry about the eye sores of rusting which would cause them to repaint and repaint again. The Penguin Exhibit is the first thing you see when you enter the zoo so it was vital that it stand out. The platforms that go around the exhibit are all galvanized and hold a water containment unit that distributes water throughout the enclosure. The platforms also act as foot paths for the Zoo employees traveling between exhibits. With flowing water being vital to the exhibit, galvanizing was the first and only choice for the Maryland Zoo.
Overall, time to first maintenance was a huge factor in a cash strapped state run facility like the Maryland Zoo and they are very pleased with how it turned out. The Maryland Zoo has made it clear that any future construction or updates will have galvanized material involved.
Recreation & Entertainment
Water & Marine
Baltimore, MD United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Sustainability
Platform steel beams, and lettering on the surrounding buildings and gift shops.
Southern Galvanizing Co., The
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