Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 09:39 AM

What a difference a week makes: the last time we were on the bridge, no canvas was in sight.  But now the draping of the bridge has begun in earnest.   Workers are installing canvas to be as part of the paint removal containment system.  As Hasan Ahmed of the NYC Department of Transportation promised, "it will be lots of material."  One coworker who bikes over the bridge reported this morning that the canvas is surprisingly disorienting for pedestrians.  On the walkway, "you can see the sky, not the water," she said. 

We were out on the bridge yesterday taking pictures--see the slideshow here

Shara Morris
Canvas draped over the south side of the Brooklyn Bridge
Shara Morris
View of the Manhattan Bridge from in between the canvas
Shara Morris
Shara Morris
Inside the canvas
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Does this remind you of a shower curtain?
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The canvas, which will rise vertically, is anchored to wooden curbs on the roadway

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They should have commissioned Christo and Jean-Claude (RIP) to hang this canvas!

Aug. 04 2010 10:44 AM

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