Blue Steel

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The most distinctive feature of the new addition to the Jessie Street Power Substation is its "skin" of over 3,000 luminous blue steel panels. The blue color of the steel is achieved through a procedure called interference-coating. Since there are no dyes or pigments to decay, the color never fades or chalks. The panels appear to change color depending on time of day, the weather, and the viewer's position, creating a dynamic, living surface.

 

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