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Japanese Inspired Moon Gate in West Windsor Park, NJ

A landscape architect was designing a public space in a park in New Jersey. The entire park had an Japanese theme design. So he designed this unique “gate” for a walking trail. Called the Moon Gate, it is a simple rectangular structure with a hole for pedestrians to pass through.

Desiring the uniqueness of a living finish, they specified Cor-ten steel material for the main sides of the gate. Cor-ten has unique metallurgical composition in that it will patina and darken over a 20 year span.

The structure itself was simply some I-beams cemented into the ground. Due to budget constraints, some unique characteristics were phased out. But in the end it was an impressive Iron artistic project that has got so many accolades from visitors at this park in Central New Jersey.

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