What would you do with 300 tons of Corten Steel Plate?

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and let it rust for the "artistic" effect

mmmm towering walls of rust in every room ...
 
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I think the manufacturers of Corten consider the "rust" to be a protective layer. Letting it take on its natural exterior is pretty common.

as for the XYZ design in the Swiss alps, not a fan.
 

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I think the manufacturers of Corten consider the "rust" to be a protective layer. Letting it take on its natural exterior is pretty common.
100%

Corten is designed to rust and essentially seal itself with rust so that the metal does not continue to deteriorate like regular mild steel.

We recently (few years ago) did a memorial for Governor Sandoval and the entire thing was made of Corten.

Shit is not cheap either!! Many new houses are using it as accent pieces to the house. People make trim pieces and gutters out of it.
 

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Here in Michigan, they made a lot of power poles/ light poles out of it. Some big ones, on the freeways, 100ft+.
They don't look rusty from a distance, just a nice earth brown color.
 

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how much is one power pole?
Good question.
If the bean counters did their job, they must have thought it is worth it.
I imagine the longevity, compared to galvanized or wood, figures in the cost.

poles.jpg
 
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