Bowery Graffiti Wall Now Obstructed by Scaffolding from Construction of 2-Story Building
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COPE2 just received the ultimate diss at the Bowery graffiti wall, and it’s not even art world related. In fact, a new sidewalk bridge and plywood shed related to the construction site next door now blocks three-quarters of the high-profile canvas. And probably will until the new two-story building is complete.
The estate of Tony Goldman owns both the wall and the Billy’s Antiques lot, where groundbreak will soon begin. Plans on file with the city indicate that the structure will rise 28 feet and carry 2,928 square-feet of commercial space. No word on whether Billy’s Antiques will return, but don’t bet on it. Billy has intimated as much.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether additional murals will continue while construction transpires.