Magnificent Metal (Solar) Mondays

Solar Canopy

In today’s edition of Magnificent Metal Mondays we travel to the great city of Chicago. The Solar Canopy is an 11-foot-tall structure that uses 6,000 pounds of architecturally exposed structural steel. It’s purpose is 

to harvest solar energy.  The solar energy harvested is specifically used for powering electric/hybrid vehicles. This idea was used to promote sustainability initiatives in Chicago. For more information on the team behind the project see below:

Building Team
Owner: Chicago Park District, Chicago
Architect: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP, Chicago
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., Chicago
General Contractor: Carbon Day Automotive, Chicago
Photographer: Steinkamp Photography


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