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Travels with Larry: Troy, Michigan

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist While passing through Troy, Michigan, on my way to a group architectural seminar, I noticed a copper domed church from the road partially hidden behind a row of trees. Still being early spring in...

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Travels with Larry: Troy, Michigan

Copper Inspires Award-Winning Architectural Designs

By Stephen Knapp, Director of Strip, Sheet & Plate for CDA Even though copper has been used architecturally for centuries from the spires of cathedrals to the building facade of skyscrapers, I’m impressed every year by the ingenious and unconventional applications derived from this age-old metal...

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Travels with Larry: Richmond, Virginia

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist While in Richmond last month, I visited the Tredegar Iron Works, now a National Historic Landmark and Main Visitor Center for the Park Service’s Richmond National Battlefield Park. When thinking of historic preservation, one...

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Travels with Larry: Richmond, Virginia

Travels with Larry: Newfoundland

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist In 1880, 69 years before Newfoundland became the 10th province to officially join Canada,  construction started on a narrow-gauge (3-feet by 6-inch) railway that would, when complete, span across various parts of the province...

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Travels with Larry: Newfoundland

Travels with Larry: Cincinnati

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist The people of Cincinnati are making their downtown a more desirable place to live, work, play and visit. On my most recent trip, I visited the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center . The Center,...

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Travels with Larry: Cincinnati

Travels with Larry: Albany, Part 2

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist I recently visited Albany, New York, for the first time.  As I walked around the central part of the city, I noticed beautiful copper and copper alloy buildings at nearly every turn — many...

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Travels with Larry: Albany, Part 2

Travels with Larry: Albany

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist While in Albany, it’s really worth the time to see the impressive New York State Capitol Building. I think it’s really different from every other State Capitol I’ve seen.  For one thing, it’s one...

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Travels with Larry: Albany

Travels with Larry: Sweet Home Alabama, I-20

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist Sometimes a nice copper roof just pops up in an area of the country where you really do not expect it. Just off Westbound I-20, in Alabama, at the border with Georgia, the Alabama...

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Travels with Larry: Sweet Home Alabama, I-20

Travels with Larry: Hoboken, New Jersey

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist Hoboken, New Jersey — a one-time, rough-around-the-edges, blue collar community on the Hudson River — is booming again. The once boarded-up shops are now filled with cafes and specialty boutiques serving professionals who now...

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Travels with Larry: Hoboken, New Jersey

Travels with Larry: Washington, D.C.

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist Visiting Washington, D.C. is like walking through the pages of a history textbook. There are impressive landmarks at every turn — many of which include copper. Recently, two of my colleagues came across the...

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Travels with Larry: Washington, D.C.


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