City Park laser cut CorTen mural

An interesting article on an exterior city park “mural.”
Lots of good process info in this one.
https://segd.org/railroads-research-and-rust-philadelphia’s-rail-park
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Coincidentally, we finished up a building project this past fall where the architect made extensive use of Corten and natural wood. I designed some inside displays also planning to use Corten, but we had difficulty finding a local contractor able to do cutouts similar to those you posted within budget. We ended up scaling back a bit and using anodized aluminum for some of them instead. Worked out quite well, though.

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Very cool B!
How did they attach the translucent birds to the wall?

That was problematic. The fabricators came up a way to use clear acrylic rods inserted and cemented into small holes drilled into the birds. Holes were drilled through the metal panels so the rods could be more securely attached from the back side with additional hardware of some kind. It seemed to work. As far as I know, none have fallen off. If you look closely, you can see a few spots where the rods are attached, but it’s not all that noticeable unless you’re looking for it.

By the way, this was one of the instances where we decided against the Corten on the interior and went with powder-coated aluminum instead. It made things easier and had a cleaner look for inside the buildings.

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Problematic indeed! Same solution we use. Not something we’d do for a children’s museum due to the breakability of the acrylic rods, but for something tasteful like this it works.

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