With the $6 million exterior renovation of 292 Madison Avenue nearly finished and the protective sidewalk bridge
removed, a new facade has been revealed, rising more than 30 feet from the street.
To break up the metal pipe monotony around the Woolworth building, the Witkoff Group has made the space under the sidewalk bridge
available to the Downtown Alliance for a public art project.
"We're excited at the prospect of displaying the work of up-and-coming New York City artists on our sidewalk bridge
at London Terrace," said Ellen Gribben Bornet, Rose Associates' on-site General Manager.
The pieces selected by ArtBridge will wrap the sidewalk bridge
and will be seen by building residents and passersby--many of them art enthusiasts visiting the neighborhood's galleries.
The completion of this three-year renovation project was marked by the recent removal of approximately 48,000 square feet of scaffolding and a sidewalk bridge
Dan Pisark, vice president of retail services for the 34th Street Partnership, said Vornado has not discussed their plans with the group but a sidewalk bridge
was recently erected in the site where the tower would be located.
We had worked out an agreement with the contractor to do the most critical phase before the winter, and then finish the job beginning in Spring of 1999, keeping the sidewalk bridge
up to contain costs.
As a waterproofing contractor worked on a Third Avenue sidewalk bridge
, something happened to make the scaffolding tip over, injuring 10 people last Tuesday.
Another city contractor agreed the company may not have needed any additional permit but suggested they needed a sidewalk bridge