January 28, 2010

on the boards: Urban Umbrella

New York City has unveiled a new design for sidewalk sheds – the wood and steel structures built to protect pedestrians walking alongside buildings under construction has remained unchanged since the 1950s. The new design, the result of the urbanSHED competition awarded to Young-Hwan Choi, will reduce the impact on businesses, increase pedestrian safety and available space on sidewalks.

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