What do you do when your city is just overwelmed with public works projects? How do you ease the stress for those living in the city, to make it more enjoyable for people to go about their business in a sea of barricades and contruction? How about turning those obstacles into art!
Known also as “Re:Construction”, these projects are an extension of the revitalization public art and architecture program for downtown Manhattan. Ultimately, the five boroughs of New York will receive installation. The projects will include traffic barriers, chain-link fencing and sidewalk shed scaffolding as canvases for art and "architecture interventions".
“With our temporary art program, we are looking to enliven the city’s public spaces and infrastructure, in unique, unexpected ways,” said Janette Sadik-Khan, the commissioner of the Department of Transportation (source)
a corrugated metal fence alongside a Department of Transportation storage yard in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
NYC DOT, some large companies are donating volunteers to aid in the beautification efforts.
I'm telling you, a coat of colorful paint always makes a huge difference...