Benches at the Pier have incorporated folded-plate backs, steel plates of varying heights connected to the concrete bases, and wooden shapes taken from patterns used to cut ship hulls. The benches serve as examples of metal technology and simple construction methods found in the shipbuilding industry. Other bench designs incorporate oversized connecting clamps, perforations and the insertion of piping through openings. At night many of the benches are under lit and become urban lanterns.
Pattern Benches - The erratically shaped wooden bench-seats at the foreshore were inspired by the wood template technology used to create hull shapes. Large pieces of wood were placed onto gridded surfaces so that the shipbuilders could draw hulls in full scale on the ground.