SJ8597 : Piccadilly Station Car Park

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Piccadilly Station Car Park
Piccadilly Station Car Park
This newish car park is clad in weathering steel. The steel composition is formulated to provide a stable rust coating to develop. This layer provides a passive layer and prevents water and oxygen from reaching the steel surface. As can be seen some areas have not yet corroded to a stable state. Areas sheltered from the rain by the station footbridge have not coloured yet.

The cost of weathering steel is higher than normal steel but there are savings on painting and future maintenance costs. It has become popular for bridges but is unusual for buildings.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8505 9787 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6405N 2:13.6033W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8509 9784
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Car Park  Weathering Steel 

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