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Bernoulli/NACA wing profile bench in Philadelphia

13 July 2015

39° 57′ 21″ N / 75° 10′ 09″ W

Bernoulli/NACA wing profile bench — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Bernoulli/NACA wing profile bench — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

This long, artful and inviting bench is in a small park in Philadelphia. The crafts folk used wing profiles to define the sitting spaces and how nicely done they are.

Bernoulli/NACA wing profile bench — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Bernoulli/NACA wing profile bench — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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  1. 13 July 2015 06:46

    Hey, There, World Traveler with a great eye for cool stuff!!….this is TERRIFIC! Just goes to prove what a good designer/craftsman with a sense of subtlety and elegance can create!

    Wondered, looking at them how they protect them from the ravages of winter…would hope heavy epoxy, perhaps dipped? Probably needless to say, they’d be PERFECT for casual outside airport seating wouldn’t they!?

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      13 July 2015 09:34

      Yes, a cool looking bench 🙂 I didn’t notice any special coating but there must be. Sorry to say I didn’t really look into it since I was looking for a break from walking with the camera gear!

      • 18 July 2015 00:07

        That looks like Teak to me, but no way to tell without examining it. Some woods are hard to tell from other similar woods. I can’t imagine using teak for a lot of benches, but one-off as a utilitarian sculpture, or just a small number in a small park would be doable.

      • travelforaircraft permalink*
        18 July 2015 02:47

        That makes excellent sense — thank you. Joe

  2. t2ryst permalink
    13 July 2015 12:37

    Where in Philly is this? I get up there from time to time and would be interested in seeing this. You did see this (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/33508) I hope.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      15 July 2015 08:15

      Hi. Thanks for the story link — I’ll read it a bit later today. The bench is in a very nice park on the southeast corner of Cherry Street and N 18th Street (on the west side and can’t be missed).
      I put coordinates in the post since they do not change — unlike, at times, addressing and street names. But navigating by street names is so much easier, isn’t it?

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