546 Sixth Avenue Installing scaffolding netting
Because of NYC Local Law 11, workers are assembling scaffolding from bottom to top and around the outside of 546 Sixth Avenue building. This process will take up to 6 months or more to complete.
Local Law 11 was passed and signed into law in 1980 after a student was killed in May 1979 by a piece of terra cotta that fell from a building.
Under that law, the facades of buildings of more than six stories had to be inspected every five years by a licensed engineer or architect and certified as safe. Serious deficiencies had to be corrected and the building given a second inspection.
The scaffolding company provides the scaffold and shoring erection and dismantle services.
Scaffolding is a temporary structure for holding workers and materials during the erection, repair, or decoration of a building.