Prototype Of New State-Of-The-Art Scaffolding Unveiled In New York
'Urban Umbrella' won the urbanSHED design competition to revamp the structures.
Mayor Bloomberg, Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri and designers Andrés Cortés, Sarrah Khan and Young-Hwan Choi unveiled the prototype of an elegant new option for temporary sidewalk protection in New York. The ‘Urban Umbrella’ was the winner of the urbanSHED International Design Competition, held to select a new design for sidewalk sheds (temporary scaffolding structures built to protect pedestrians during construction), which hadn’t been updated in more than 60 years in New York City. Robert LiMandri said: