Back in 1889, construction was completed on one of the world’s most iconic structures – the Eiffel Tower. At a total height of 324 meters and a weight of 7,300 tons, it was an architectural and engineering masterpiece. Gustave Eiffel’s material of choice was wrought steel. But what would have happened if the Eiffel Tower had been made of SSAB Weathering steel?
Well, if they hadn’t painted it, they would have saved 8.6 tons of paint a year and all the man-hours that it entails. That is a staggering 1,092 tons of paint, which is shocking when you consider that rust would work just as well with a similar look.