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06.09.15 Liam Mathews

Last week the Department of Buildings approved architect Joseph Pell Lombardi’s plan to remove a fire escape from the front of 69 Greene Street, a landmarked building in Soho. DNAinfo reports that the DOB approved the plan despite opposition from residents and the FDNY. Lombardi also intends to remove a fire escape from 71 Greene […]

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08.03.09 Will Sherman

Nearly a year ago, the Buildings department announced plans to test dozens of buildings’ concrete when a Westchester company was accused of faking results. Now, two other private firms are under investigation, casting doubt on the whole industry and leading politicians to call for the city to take on the testing task though they’ve only […]

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