Day 15

Sidewalk shed corridor

January 14th, 2012

After 60 years, there's a new design on the way. Some photos of its debut can be found here.


  1. tna says:

    They should just throw the money on the sidewalk.

  2. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Okay, so, never having been to NY to know what this is exactly, I’m supposing this is normal and it’s for construction. Right? Or is it like a lot of construction things and they just get left there and never taken down? I’ve seen this on shows and news on TV in NY but didn’t really know why they are there. And the new ones you linked to Matt I’m surmising they will replace these types. The “new designs” have clear tops to “let the light in” but if they are construction scaffolding, they’ll eventually get covered with tools, people, dust and materials so the light will be lost. Right? And are those clear tops really safe for construction weights? They look to “pretty” to be very sturdy. Sometimes the people who design don’t think of function, they only think of aesthetics. Okay, long post I know so I’m done.

  3. Karen Too says:

    Yep, you got it, Dorinda, except I’m not sure how they will get covered by people. LOL

    Also, as far as safety is concerned, whenever possible, for many reasons I avoided walking under the scaffolding.

    tna makes a good point, too.

    They are bad for businesses, but I think replacing all of the existing ones with new ones of any kind is a waste of money, if the city is footing the bill.

    If this change is imminent, then at least use it only on newly installed scaffolding.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      The construction workers are the people I was referring to being up on top of the scaffolding. After all isn’t that what scaffolding is for? Construction?

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