Skyscraper Cities: Built to Last

Jean-Paul Moonen
Global Architecture Powder Coatings Marketing Manager
AkzoNobel, Columbus



Skyscraper cities, while conceptually rooted in mid-20th century architecture, are being reinvented to appeal to a new generation – and a new market. The iconic glass and metal curtain wall, however, continues to epitomize upscale, modern construction. It is imperative that these wall systems be technologically sufficient to meet contemporary standards of durability. Secondary components of the system, such as finishes, must be carefully considered. By understanding the third party organizations that certify architectural coatings, and by specifying the correct coating for each skyscraper’s individual situation, the service life of the entire structure can be optimized.

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