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Old Posted Nov 18, 2019, 7:35 PM
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The patterned metal in Roshan's 4th and 5th photos is the metal that has been up most of the summer. You can see the new metal on the north facade in the first photo.
What I think you are referring to looks very dark, much darker than I expected "Muntz Metal" to be.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 12:50 PM
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What I think you are referring to looks very dark, much darker than I expected "Muntz Metal" to be.
Yes, it's very dark. I was looking closer this morning and I'm thinking it's not the final finish. The current texture looks almost like a light spray with a can of spray paint. I'm wondering if it's a protective coating that'll later be removed.

However, even if it is the final finish I do like it.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 6:09 PM
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I think this must be some sort of protective coating to be removed when construction is finished (to avoid scratching, presumably).

To the best of my knowledge, Muntz metal is supposed to have the appearance of brass (because it is brass):



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntz_metal

My understanding was that it wouldn't tarnish like typical brass, however, but my knowledge is limited to what I've read about it in relation to this project.
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Queens Marque by Ian Watson, on Flickr

Queens Marque by Ian Watson, on Flickr
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2019, 7:06 PM
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That has more of the look of tarnished brass, before polishing.





It will be interesting if this is the final finish, though, as it's quite a departure from the original concept of "copper". I actually think that a copper finish (one that doesn't corrode to that light green colour) would be more attractive than "brass" or "tarnished brass".
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2019, 8:48 PM
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It actually looks very much like bronze.
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2019, 9:54 PM
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It actually looks very much like bronze.
...weathered bronze.

New bronze is brighter and shinier than that stuff. But maybe weathered is the look they are going for now?

The original concept renderings as presented showed a brighter shinier copper colour:







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