NEW YORK (CBS) ― “The beauty of your balcony could have ugly consequences. The Department of Buildings said the balconies of 16 buildings in New York City are simply too dangerous to step on……”
“It cost 24-year-old Connor Donohue his life back in March, but New York City’s Department of Buildings said they’re taking steps to prevent another tragic fall.
What this department wants to make sure is that no tenant is put at a safety risk,” said Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri.
Donohue fell to his death when a railing gave way on his 24th floor balcony at 330 E. 39th St. in Manhattan. The building owner failed to have the balconies inspected for 10 years. The death sparked the Department of Buildings to conduct sweeping facade inspections across the city.”
“Isn’t it unfortunate that it takes a death for them to finally react, to step up and do the inspections they should have done in the first place?” click here for more.