News Clips: December 5-9, 2011

Shedding an Antiquated Design: ‘Urban Umbrella’ Aims to Replace Unsightly Sidewalk Construction Shelter
The Broadsheet
Yesterday, a new sidewalk shed went on display in front of 100 Broadway, a 24-story building owned by Madison Capital. “With nearly 20 ‘Re: Construction’ public art installations up for viewing below Chambers Street, Lower Manhattan is no stranger to finding innovative ways to recast construction sites as canvases for innovative public art and architecture,” said Alliance for Downtown New York President Elizabeth Berger at the press conference.

WTC Retail Site Among Crop of Downtown NY Venues Expected to Produce Record Sales Retail Traffic
One World Trade Center NYC
When the new retail hubs planned for the area surrounding the World Trade Center site finally come on line, New York brokers say they have the potential to be among the highest producing retail venues in the country.