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New York Clarifies “Emergency” and “Essential” Construction

USA - April 6 2020 Following Governor Cuomo’s order and the Empire State Development (ESD) guidance on March 27, 2020, which provided that all “non-essential…

New York Construction Building Owners Assume New Roles and Responsibilities in Wake of Construction Shutdowns

USA - April 6 2020 With many NYC construction projects deemed non-essential, owners find themselves with partially completed work coupled with legal obligations to…

Much of New York Construction is Now Also “on PAUSE”

USA - March 28 2020 Although Governor Cuomo put “New York State on PAUSE” a week ago, at that time, “construction” was not specifically exempted from his Executive Order…

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NYC Amends its Façade Inspection and Safety Program to Push Building Owners into Action

USA - March 4 2020 In the wake of the tragic death of architect Tishman in December 2020 who was killed by falling debris from a brick tower in Midtown, the New York…