Gallery: The First New Urban Umbrella Construction Shed Will Be Install...

Sidewalk construction sheds, no matter how necessary, are complete eyesores that weave across nearly 200 miles of New York City streets. But the steel and plywood monstrosities will soon be replaced with a safer, more aesthetically-pleasing structure. In early December, the first Urban Umbrella construction shed will be installed at 100 Broadway. A product of the Department of BuildingsUrbanSHED competition hosted in order to create a more beautiful construction shed, Urban Umbrella is a modular canopy made of recycled steel and polycarbonate that is not only more physically appealing, but also safer than the shabby sheds we have now.

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