Workers Are Assembling the New Bowery Graffiti Wall Encasement
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The oft-photographed, paint-covered concrete slab at Bowery and East Houston – colloquially referred to as the “graffiti wall” – is going into hiding again. Os Gemeos’ mural from 2009 had been exposed for about a month earlier this fall, essentially as a reminder that art still existed here during construction activities next door.
Workers have been busy the last week assembling the two-story enclosure, which will become the new replacement canvas for a slew of artists on the horizon. Scaffolding and netting is in place to help with the feat. This was expected. Goldman Properties, owner of the graffiti wall since 2004, revealed as much back in October.
Meanwhile, the new two-level commercial building rising at 76 East Houston Street is still under the knife. Once complete, the floor area will boast 775 square-feet on the ground floor, 680 square-feet on the second floor, and 803 square-feet on said rooftop.
Official unveiling is expected sometime in spring 2015.