Sidewalk Scaffolds Are Getting Prettier! (and Safer!)
(From Yahoo! Finance)
A sleek white sidewalk shed went up in front of a 16-story building in the Flatiron District of New York City this week.
The structure, a recreation of the ubiquitous and unsightly blue or green sidewalk sheds that accompany construction sites across the city, is the brainchild of Urban Umbrella. And up until now, with the exception of a brief appearance at a site in lower Manhattan in New York five years ago, it has only been used in Toronto. But soon, two more buildings in New York, and projects in Boston, Quebec and Vancouver are expected to be graced by these “umbrellas.”