1907 E FM 407  Argyle TX  76226-9447   T: 940-455-2269   F: 940-455-7385

FABRICATOR July –August 1996

A Most Glorious Archway
Producing a # 8 mirror finish on such a large stainless steel structure proved to be a formidable challenge.

In this article, Joe tells us the story of the “UPTOWN HOUSTON STREETSCAPE” project. His involvement as a consultant and how the massive arches (12,000 square feet in all-spanning 165 feet) were fabricated and ultimately finished to a US # 8 architectural finish. You will find out how when something could go wrong – it did. You will be introduced to a special machine eventually to be known by all as the dinosaur and how relying only on a State of the Art CAD System can come back to haunt you.

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