Monday, December 03, 2007

Dude, where's the F'n sidewalk shed?

The Unbuilding
Today the entire 60 foot length of construction fence blew over in front of 359 15th Street. Seems it was being held up with ropes. Last week workers were tossing old steel wall studs from the upper stories when they couldn't fit them down the debris chute. As they begin to work their way around to the front of the building why no construction bridge or sidewalk shed? You can see in the photo that the protective netting (far left) is not even hanging in place.

According to the Administrative Code, a shed must be constructed whenever any part of a facade more than 40 feet above ground level is being altered or repaired, 25 feet for demolition work, and when the horizontal distance between the inside edge of the sidewalk and a wall being repaired is less than one-half the building's height.

That's it man, game over man, game over!

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