“Day’s End,” by American artist David Hammons, at Pier 52 (also known as Gansevoort Peninsula) in New York City pays homage to deconstructionist Gordon Matta-Clark who, in 1975, cut five openings into the shed that formerly occupied the site. Hammons’ artwork conveys an open structure created with brushed stainless posts and cast stainless steel nodes that exactly shadow the framework, proportions, and location of the original structure.
The stainless-steel structure is minimal, ethereal and slender with 8.625-inch diameter members that span 65 feet. Sea level and storm scenarios were taken into account in an effort to guarantee structural longevity.
CAST CONNEX engineered and supplied a number of super duplex stainless custom steel castings showcasing six unique geometries to be used to connect the HSS members of this structure.
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Client: Whitney Museum of American Art
Artist: David Hammons
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
Construction and General Contractor: Turner
Steel Fabricator: Mariani Metal Fabricators Ltd.