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For Immediate Release
February 6, 2012

BUILDINGS COMMISSIONER ROBERT LIMANDRI ORDERS ALL EXTERIOR CONSTRUCTION WORK IN LOWER MANHATTN SUSPENDED TOMORROW FOR THE 2012 NEW YORK GIANTS TICKER-TAPE PARADE

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri today ordered all exterior work at construction sites and on buildings in Lower Manhattan suspended tomorrow, February 7, 2012, as a precautionary measure in preparation for the 2012 New York Giants ticker-tape parade. All previously issued construction permits and after-hours variances for exterior work will be suspended in this area during this time period. Emergency work and interior construction work will be excluded. The suspension will apply to all areas bounded by the following streets as set forth by the Department of Transportation’s street construction embargo: 

  • Harrison Street, Worth Street, Chatham Square and Catherine Street on the north
  • Battery Park and Whitehall Ferry Terminal on the south
  • East River on the east
  • Hudson River on the west 

The Department also is reminding all contractors, developers and property owners who have construction sites and buildings in this area to make sure all construction equipment is properly secured. This includes cranes, suspended and supported scaffolding, sidewalk sheds, hoists and any other building appurtenances. The Department also is reminding New Yorkers that it is not safe to sit, stand or climb on any of these structures or equipment.  

Department inspectors will be performing random spot-checks before and during the parade to ensure all sites and equipment are properly secured. If sites are not safely secured, inspectors will take immediate enforcement action with the issuance of violations and other necessary actions in coordination with other City agencies. New Yorkers are encouraged to call 311 to report non-compliant conditions or 911 to report emergencies at construction sites or buildings. Under §28-301.1 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, property owners are legally obligated to maintain their properties in a safe condition. 

Contact:   Tony Sclafani/ Ryan FitzGibbon                                                       (212) 566-3473
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