Definition of material - zinc

What is zinc? (metals)

Pure zinc was used for roofing where it replaced more expensive copper and lead in roofing. Pure zinc is subject to creep at ordinary temperatures. Zinc was also cast for sculptures and decorative elements. Decorative architectural elements were frequently cast in zinc, since it molded readily, was inexpensive compared to stone, and could be painted to imitate more expensive metals.

Cities with constructions using zinc as one of principal materials