Urban Umbrella's high-design scaffolding comes to Harlem

Updated: Mar 17, 2020


Urban Umbrella's pretty scaffolding comes to Harlem

Urban Umbrella, the industry-disrupting scaffolding company that began prettifying New York sidewalks in 2017, has finally made its way up to Harlem.

Urban Umbrella's pretty scaffolding comes to Harlem

Its signature white scaffolding–resembling a series of Art Nouveau umbrellas–recently went up around the Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church at 2365 Frederick Douglass Boulevard at 127th Street.

Urban Umbrella's pretty scaffolding comes to Harlem

The first new sidewalk shed design in half a century, Urban Umbrella's structure eliminates traditional cross bracing that blocks street-level windows, while also offering a clear resin roof and stylish, halo-like LED lights.

Urban Umbrella's pretty scaffolding comes to Harlem

The company's simple white parapet and graceful arches are the perfect complement to the Harlem church's neo-Classical cornice; the building was once a branch of the Provident Loan Society designed by Renwick, Aspinwall & Tucker in 1912.

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