Architechture And Construction
October 12, 2021
Stainless steel first came to prominence in construction during the art-deco period. Famously, the upper portion of the Chrysler Building was constructed from stainless steel.
Due to its strength, flexibility and resistance to corrosion, stainless steel is now commonly used in modern construction. It is used in the exterior cladding for large high impact buildings and can be seen in the interiors too in the form of handrails, counter tops, backsplashes and more.
Stainless steel is easily welded, has an attractive finish and is low maintenance. Because of this, it is featured prominently in high-profile modern architecture including the Eurostar Terminal in London’s Waterloo Station, the Helix Bridge in Singapore, and the One World Trade Center in New York.
The trend towards sustainable building also favors stainless steel, which is often comprised of 90% recycled metal. Stainless steel in a polished or grain finish can help bring natural light into the building, thus reducing energy consumption.