Because of NYC Local Law 11, workers are assembling scaffolding from bottom to top and around the outside of Lenox Health Greenwich Village 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.