Lifestyle | When scaffolding goes up on a Big Apple building, it can stay up for a long, long time
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/03/18, 04:09 pm
A New York moment:
Workers just put up the dreaded scaffolding outside of my apartment building. Under a 1980 law, passed after a piece of falling facade killed a pedestrian, all city buildings must have periodic facade inspections. Indeed just last year, two blocks from me, a huge chunk of a facade fell onto the sidewalk—thankfully injuring no one.