Shademakers has just delivered a 3.5m octagonal Girasole Iroko parasol with a valence and custom printing. Bryant Park is a 9.5 acre park located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. After falling into decline in the 70s and 80s, the park had a major 4 year renovation, reopening in 1992. The reopened park is considered one of the signatures of the New York’s revival in the early 1990s and has since grown the nickname of “Town Square of Midtown” as a result of it being a very popular after work destination for nearby workers. The park is actually now the most densely occupied park in the world. Many events are held in the park including concerts, plays and a feature of the summer calendar is the “Piano in the Park” which brings some of the best pianists from across New York to play in the park. The new Girasole Iroko will provide shade to the pianists as they work their magic throughout the summers!
Here are some photos of the custom canopy prior to delivery and Bryant Park itself:
- Update – Latest Photos from Bryant Park
Photos supplied by the Bryant Park Corporation – many thanks. Credits:
Event series: Piano in Bryant Park, May – October, every weekday at lunch, different performer every week.
Performer: Kuni Mikami
Photo: Julie Ember