Photos by Steven
Updated 10/17: Turns out workers are expanding the sidewalk bridge to the west... there are NOT removing it.
Workers have started to remove the Urban Umbrella scaffolding from around Cooper Union's Foundation Building ... several weeks back in the spring to get all this assembled around the landmarked building... it will likely take them just as long to pack up... Not sure how much work took place here. Permits pointed to a "renovation at the fourth floor."
The more aesthetically pleasing Urban Umbrella, made of recycled steel and translucent plastic panel, made its first NYC appearance in the fall of 2017.