Stainless steel is known for its superior durability and low maintenance. Additionally, its ability to resist corrosion makes it the ideal building material for waterfront architectural projects. Stainless steel is an iron alloy containing chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. By varying the quantity of the alloys, over 100 different types of stainless can be manufactured, each one containing different structural properties. In addition to its physical benefits, different manufacturing methods can be used to create either a high luster or matte finish. These two finishes create a variety of design options.