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urbanSHED Unveiled in Lower Manhattan

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner LiMandri unveiled the first prototype of Urban Umbrella - the winner of the urbanSHED International Design Competition. This new design makes it easier for pedestrians to navigate the sidewalk while construction is underway. Installed at 100 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, the structure was designed and created by Andrés Cortés R.A. and Sarrah Khan P.E. of the design firm Agencie Group and Young-Hwan Choi.

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New, User-Friendly Site Design

Visit our new, simplified DOB website! We've consolidated everything you need to begin your project - forms, applications and permits, license information - under the Development section. Be sure to try the new "I Want to...." tool, which offers 15 quick links to the most frequently used pages and most common questions. The homepage now has four new portals giving direct access to our most important resources: the NYC Development Hub; eFiling; License Search; and Building on My Block, an easy way to learn what's going up or coming down in your neighborhood.

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New Buildings Bulletins

2011-024 restates Special Inspection Agency requirements and how agencies can avoid conflicts of interest.

2011-023 outlines the criteria for urbanSHED.


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Hearing 01/11/12 @ 10am

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Rule Effective 01/15/12

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Rule Effective 12/10/11

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LL 45/11 + LL 49/11
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Did You Know...?

You can recommend a new green technology for the Buildings Sustainability Board to evaluate.

The BSB determines when and how environmentally friendly equipment can be used in New York City if it's not addressed in the NYC Construction Codes.

Learn More About the BSB

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Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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