California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert. The city of Los Angeles is the seat of the Hollywood entertainment industry. Hilly San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and cable cars.
State Capital: Sacramento.
California was admitted as the 31st state of the union on September 9, 1850. In the 1960s, California was the biggest US state in terms of population. It is widely believed that the name "California" was derived from an early 16th-century Spanish novel - Las sergas de Esplandián (“The Adventures of Esplandián”). The Spanish influence on California's architecture and names of famous places are still evident today. The capital of California is Sacramento.
Bounded by the states of Arizona and Nevada to the east, the state of Oregon to the north, the Mexican state of Baja California to the South and the Pacific Ocean to the West, California is a land of amazing physical contrasts. It has the rainy northern coast and the parched Colorado Desert to the South, a Mediterranean-like central and souther littoral to the volcanic lands to the north east.
California is a melting pot for new ways of living and most of the population lives along the coast. California receives a large number of immigrants from other states and also globally. Although highly urbanized, California is the leading state in the United States in terms of agricultural production. More than half of California is federally owned and there are many National Parks in California that are demarcated for nature preservation.
The Main Cities in California
Below are the largest cities in the state of California and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Los Angeles - 3,971,883
2. San Diego - 1,394,928
3. San Jose - 1,026,908
4. San Francisco - 864,816
5. Fresno - 520,052
6. Sacramento - 490,712
7. Long Beach - 474,140
8. Oakland - 419,267
9. Bakersfield- 373,640
Tallest Buildings in California
Below are the tallest buildings in California:
- The building now known as U.S. Bank Tower (it’s had a few titles in its time) is California’s tallest skyscraper. Located in Los Angeles and standing 73 stories high, it is also the 14th tallest building in the United States. It was completed in 1989. (The Wilshire Grand Center will surpass the U.S. Bank Tower when it opens in March.)
1. Wilshire Grand Centre (73 stories; 1100 feet)
2. Salesforce Tower (61 stories; 1070 feet)
3. U.S. Bank Tower (73 stories; 1018 feet)
4. Aon Centre (62 stories; 858 feet)
5. Transamerica Pyramid (48 stories; 853 feet)
6. 555 California Street (52 stories; 779 feet)
7. Two California Plaza (54 stories; 750 feet)
8. Gas Company Tower (52 stories; 749 feet)
9. Bank of America Center (55 stories; 735 feet)
10. 777 Tower (52 stories; 725 feet)
The majesty of natural stone is perhaps best expressed by the magnificence of the stone castles of England. Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, we wondered if the material could be used to make functional and beautiful grates.
With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and color, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.
Why Choose Jonite Stone (reinforced) Channel Grates (Trench Grates)?
Our channel driveway drain grates are created from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers, Jonite architectural grates provide a finish which is both luxurious and natural to the touch.
The unique material properties of Jonite driveway drain grating products which prevent rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Rough and natural matte surface enables tremendous slip resistance which is tested by international classifications. This provides a much-needed and unparalleled safety feature for schools and hospitals.
As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.
High Mechanical Properties
Jonite stone products have high mechanical properties such as high flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, low water absorption & low heat absorption. These impressive stats add to the overall quality and longevity of its products.
Jonite is available in a wide range of standard colors. More specialized colors are possible with unlimited color customization which allows Jonite to be calibrated to almost any hue or shade desired.
Reinforced with specially treated steel frames, the strength of Jonite grates are world acclaimed. Having coined the word 'stone(reinforced)' for the last two decades, Jonite gratings are compliant to international load standards.
Conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings are highly susceptible to theft due to rising scrap value worldwide. Jonite hardscape products, however, do not pose any value for scrap due to their stone material integrity.