Old, Still Relevant

by Don Friedman on April 1, 2016

An article from the March 16, 1998 issue of New York Magazine is available online. The author, Karrie Jacobs, was interested in facades because of some well-publicized problems at that time; I like to talk and I sometimes work on facades. We had an interesting conversation.

1998 is when Local Law 11 replaced Local Law 10, making the requirements for facade inspection of scene-story-and-taller buildings significantly more strict. We’re now 35 years from when Local Law 10 went into effect, and it seems to me that the AEC community in New York finally has a pretty good handle on what is necessary in terms of facade inspection and faced repair to keep our tall buildings safe.

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