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on September 10,2014

Earlier this year, New York City's Department of Buildings began auditing thousands of architectural plans for new and renovated office and residential buildings.

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on September 02,2014

A key change is a requirement that buildings over 75 feet tall have sprinkler systems throughout the structure. Existing buildings would have 12 years to install them.

on August 14,2014

The county board of supervisors voted unanimously to opt out of the state building code.

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