PPG DURANAR® powder coating was used on the newly redesigned Pier 17 at South Street Seaport in New York City, making it the first application of the coating in a challenging marine environment.
New York-based ShoP Architects specified PPG Duranar powder coating for Pier 17’s curtain wall for two primary reasons. First, the product is manufactured with a solvent-free, low-VOC (volatile organic compound) formulation that will enable the project to earn credit toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Second, PPG was able to offer a long-term warranty for film integrity, chalk and color fade for all coated metal extrusions on the building’s curtain wall. Pier 17 is located on the East River, roughly five miles from the Atlantic Ocean.