On the sidewalks of New York: Urban Umbrella makes its debut

Urban Umbrella, which is designed by Agencie Group and Young-Hwan Choi as a better alternative to the traditional scaffolding used to protect pedestrians from construction activity above, is now installed at 100 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.  University of Pennsylvania architecture student Choi won an international competition to design the shed and the N.Y. Department of Buildings, one of the competition’s sponsors, agreed to build it and possibly some of the other finalist designs.  The hope is that contractors will install the new sheds but they will still have the option to erect the old ones.  Choi’s design, which incorporates a structural system based on an umbrella, is highly transparent and incorporates LED lighting.

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