Pittsburgh and Chicago Handrails and Street Furniture
Description

This resource is an article comparing stainless steel handrails and street furniture in Pittsburgh and Chicago in locations that are exposed to deicing salt. It contains information and images that focus on the stainless steel elements, describing the design criteria and method, the construction and the performance of the finished product after construction. The process of grade selection is described, considering the environment, salt exposure, weather, design and maintenance. Chicago used grade 1.4401 stainless steel which has remained in pristine condition while Pittsburgh used grade 1.4301 which lacks molybdenum and has thus degraded.

Date
2007
Provider
IMOA
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