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Avoid NYC Building Violations: An Overview of Local Law 11

In May 1979, a piece of lintel detached from the eighth floor of a Columbia University-owned apartment constructed in 1912 and fell, fatally striking a passing college student. New York City passed Local Law 10 the following year to ensure that history would not repeat itself. The law stated that the street-facing facades and side walls of every building with

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