Good design often goes unnoticed. That’s the case for Birdmaster, which has used netting to deter pigeons everywhere from the New York Public Library to the Statue of Liberty.
According to an article by Elissaveta M. Brandon, it won’t be news to anyone that New York City has a pigeon problem. And what pigeons like to do best is roost on building facades. This results in a constellation of guano (a more elegant word for poop), which can stain and, due to its acidity, eat away at stone facades. But since 1989, one company has single-handedly pigeon-proofed almost every important building in the city.
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