Regulating Stalled Construction Projects for Safety

New York City is considering new legislation that seeks to address problems brought by the national recession to stalled construction sites and New Yorkers endangered by them.
June 13, 2009, 9am PDT | Liyuan Huang
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Countless construction sites in New York City have been stalled because of the national recession. At the same time, these stalled projects bring safety challenges to New Yorkers. So the city is trying to resolve both problems through legislation.

"'Any construction site, active or inactive, must be safely maintained so New Yorkers are properly protected at all times,' Robert LiMandri, commissioner of the Department of Buildings, said in the release. 'Development is a vital component to our City's economy, and stalled job sites that are safeguarded should be able to pick up where they left off once financing is secured.'"

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Published on Thursday, June 11, 2009 in The Architect's Newspaper
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