The structure arrived in April 2021... work permits pointed to a "renovation at the fourth floor."
The Urban Umbrella, made of recycled steel and translucent plastic panel, made its first NYC appearance in the fall of 2017.
Thanks to everyone who noted this ongoing removal, including @unitof and Lola Sáenz.
Yay, finally...was God awful!!!
Of all the scaffolding around, this one never bothered me. and it definitely helped in a rainstorm! but the building looks great without it - guess i will have to buy an umbrella!!
I honestly did not mind that scaffold. I’d take that one up for years over the other thousands of ugly scaffolds that remain up 10-15 years. At least I can see progress of it getting removed. Let’s complain about those green ones that remain up and not getting removed rather than the white nicer looking one actually being removed…..
Gee I will kind of miss it. It almost looked French to me (who knows why as I've never seen anything like it in France but it somehow looked festive to me) and it was always a welcome protection from rain and noon sun during the summer.
I'm so glad there was netting hanging from the scaffolding to protect the walls from the graffiti intruders. Smart move!
Looks like Anon 8:13pm didn't read the temperature in the room and just posted the typical knee-jerk reaction to the slightest bit of change. God awful? Really?
@ 1:05 PM
These newer style sheds sort evoke the designs of old NY Penn Station (and Penn Station Newark particularly). Definitely an improvement over the old ones.
Can't stand how much of our city is covered in scaffolding at any given time, but I'll take this one over the standard type any day. Much nicer to look at and walk under.
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