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Tax Photos give 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 using tax photos. Starting in 1939, a group of photographers spread themselves throughout all five boroughs to undertake a project organized by

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Interior Architecture for Historic New York City Buildings

Preservation and renovation of interior architecture in historic buildings involves a careful and detailed structural assessment of the materials, environment, and applied stresses to ensure that the existing walls, floors, and other load bearing structures are structurally safe. This structural assessment can involve a visual inspection to assess the structural integrity of load bearing walls and joints. Structure can also

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Facade Guide: NYC Department of Buildings

The NYC Department of Buildings has issued guidelines for facade safety and the requirements for filing inspection reports. The department is responsible for issues of public safety where building facades and appurtenances can pose a risk to the public. The department mandates a five-year cycle of exterior inspections for building owners. Owners of buildings greater than six stories are required

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