Breathing Life Back Into Your Historic Building Envelope

Breathing Life Back Into Your Historic Building Envelope

New York City's Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), formally known as Local Law 11, requires the facades of buildings of six or more stories to be inspected for safety every five years. This measure was a replacement for Local Law 10, originally enacted in the late 1990’s, which required inspections of only the front side of buildings. The latest inspection...

Things to Consider When Replacing Windows in New York City

Things to Consider When Replacing Windows in New York City

When replacing windows on construction projects in New York City, it is important to choose the right type of window and a qualified installer to do the work. There are several important things that need to be considered when choosing the proper window replacement, including whether your building is within a historic district, whether you’re concerned with acoustical or thermal...

NYC Tax Photos Online Provide Insight in Architectural Development

NYC Tax Photos Online Provide Insight in Architectural Development

For the historic building enthusiast, New York City offers timeless architecture and a sense of nostalgia. The preservation of these historical buildings provides a small glimpse of what New York City looked like in the early 20th century. Starting in 1939, a group of photographers spread themselves throughout all five boroughs to undertake a project organized by the Works Progress Administration...

What We Know About The New Amazon Headquarters in Long Island City

What We Know About The New Amazon Headquarters in Long Island City

After 238 proposals and 14 months of intense speculation, Amazon recently announced the new location for their second North American headquarters in Long Island City, New York. Why Long Island City? Long Island City is close in proximity to New York City - offering cultural institutions, international airports, public transit options and many other benefits of a densely populated urban area. Long...