San Diego Central Library

American Galvanizers Association

“Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards”

“This year’s Most Distinguished project was the San Diego Central Library, which showcases the hip, ultramodern aesthetics of hot-dip galvanized steel. During the library’s initial design phase the foremost concern was how to design the new facility to withstand the corrosive marine environment while maintaining an overall appealing look. Durable and virtually maintenance-free, coupled with a record of outstanding sustainability, hot-dip galvanized steel was specified for the outside façade of the building, including the magnificent 3­-story arched domed terrace. The hot-dip galvanizing industry is proud and humbled to play such an essential role in this architectural landmark in downtown San Diego.”

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