Photos by Steven
Workers continue to remove the elaborate sidewalk bridge (the Urban Umbrella!) from outside the Foundation Building here on Cooper Square between Astor Place and Seventh Street...
The sidewalk structure arrived in April 2021... work permits pointed to a "renovation on the fourth floor."
The Urban Umbrella, made of recycled steel and translucent plastic panel, made its first NYC appearance in the fall of 2017.
The Italianate brownstone building designed by architect Fred A. Petersen was completed in 1859.