Polycarbonate Covers Academy Roof | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 5 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 2, 2015

Polycarbonate Covers Academy Roof

Department: Business
Keywords: roof, polycarbonate, building
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Bayer’s polycarbonate forms a new retractable roof.
Credit: California Academy of Sciences
Photo of the retractable Bayer polycarbonate roof at California Academy of Sciences.
 
Bayer’s polycarbonate forms a new retractable roof.
Credit: California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park now sports a retractable roof system designed by leading architect Renzo Piano. Two 18- by 48-foot clear polycarbonate sections, made from Bayer’s Makrolon 15, replace the previous fabric screen with a weather- and ultraviolet-light-resistant roof.

 
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