Experiments You Can Do at Home - But Probably Shouldn't

Chapter 5
Heavy Metal » Titanium in Technicolor

Titanium in Technicolor

With a battery and a can of soda, you can anodize the surface of titanium to create colors that will last forever. The Guggenheim Bilbao museum in Spain, designed by Frank Gehry, is the largest titanium-clad building in the world, with 344,000 square feet of 16-thousandthsof- an-inch-thick pure titanium. It's quite a sight, and I understand they also have art or something inside.

To learn more about working with titanium sheeting, I set out to build a modern architectural wonder of my own: the Guggenheim East-Central Illinois Birdhouse.

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