Yes, those are orange zebra stripes on the traffic barriers along lower Broadway. Yes, the 14-foot-tall plywood lightning bolts on John Street take the place of common sidewalk scaffolding. And yes, that tartan pattern on the construction fence along Fulton Street is made of security netting.
Dressing Up Those Bleak Downtown Construction Sites
Trying to convert an environmental liability into an artistic asset, the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council have transformed three commonplace street impediments into objects that are meant to be more aesthetically appealing. They are certainly more whimsical.
The works were installed over the weekend.
Photo from NY Times