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Next Generation of Sidewalk Sheds Unveiled

The Department recently unveiled the prototype for the Urban Umbrella - the winning design from the urbanSHED International Design Competition. This new design beat 163 other submissions by architects, engineers, designers and students from around the world. Young-Hwan Choi, who created the initial design, was supported by Andres Cortes RA and Sarrah Khan PE, both from the New York-based design firm Agencie Group. The prototype will soon be installed at a building in Lower Manhattan.

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Crackdown on Building Violators

DOB teamed up with DOI, which arrested 110 people with out-standing warrants for Building and Fire Code violations. The criminal defendants include two property owners who violated vacate orders for illegal conversions or Single Room Occupancies.

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Get It Done. Together. Pilot Program Extended

More than 900 new projects are able to break ground this summer under the Get It Done. Together. pilot program. Experts from seven City agencies are approving new construction projects. Their efforts will generate more than $680 million in new economic activity.

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Did You Know...?

Since Construction Safety Week in April, the Department has distributed 10,000 orange bracelets as part of our Experience Is Not Enough safety campaign.

By distributing posters and bracelets to construction sites throughout the City, we're reminding workers that safety equipment saves lives.

If you'd like to distribute these at your construction site, email us at

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Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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