New York City OKs codes to boost buildings' resilience during storms

11/15/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The New York City Council has approved building requirements based on changes suggested by a task force formed after Hurricane Sandy. New residential projects are required to comply immediately with the building codes, and existing structures will be given eight years to do so. "It will make it much more possible to stay in a large building for an extended period without power," said Russell Unger, the task force chairman.

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