sherwin williams Metal Coil Coating Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture up close view of siding

 
 
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Bronze colored panels cover the tiered exterior of the building, perforated in patterns that reference the history of African American craftsmanship. Each of the 3,600 customized, bronze-colored, cast-aluminum panels reflect the design of ironwork by enslaved craftsmen in Charleston and New Orleans. The density of the pattern varies to control the amount of sunlight and transparency allowed into the interior, and the bronze color stands in stark contrast to the building’s marble and limestone neighbors. Photography Credit: Alan Karchmer
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