Technologist Peter Hall publishes a story about A. Zahner Company for Metropolis Magazine.
”On a glaringly bright June afternoon in Kansas City, I find myself standing outside a factory building admiring the effects of the Missouri climate on panels of perforated copper. “When we were constructing this we had a severe ice storm in Kansas City,” says my tour guide, Paul Martin, a mechanical engineer who had helped design the panels. “After it melted away it had the most spectacular purples.” He points to the verdigris streaking in the cinnamon-colored surface. “The way water falls down copper…there’s no way to replicate it.”
This begins an eight-page story in Metropolis Magazine detailing how Zahner began its journal from a small-scale sheet metal factory into a company producing some of the most iconic architectural works in the United States — and the world at large.