Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
This resource is a case study of the Grande Arche Panoramic lifts at La Défense, near Paris. It contains information, structural drawings and images that focus on the stainless steel elements, describing the design criteria, the construction and the finished product after construction. The lift shaft comprises a stainless steel structural frame that is designed to allow maximum transparency. A duuplex grade of stainless steel was used to provide high strength and stiffness with low thermal expansion.