NYU will be undertaking standard Local Law 11 repairs to the facade of 269 Mercer Street.
Local Law 11 is a New York City Department of Buildings statute that requires facades maintenance on buildings of six or more stories every five years. First, a certified architect or engineer determines whether potentially dangerous deterioration has occurred on a building's exterior faces. The contractor then files recommendations with the city. Finally, the building owner schedules the necessary facade work and is required to complete it in a timely manner.
Local Law 11 work generally involves replacing masonry elements such as terra cotta, limestone, cast stone, and bricks; applying new mortar, caulking, and sealant; and patching spalled masonry. Repairs are usually localized to specific spots which have been highlighted by an architect, rather than occurring over an entire building face. All of a building’s exterior walls are assessed for maintenance needs.
Construction Update, December 16, 2013
Local Law 11 renovations are temporarily suspended. Workers will periodically inspect existing sidewalk bridging and scaffold, but no repairs will take place until further notice.
Construction Update, September 25, 2013: Project Details Established
Details for the Local Law 11 project at 269 Mercer Street have been established, including work hours, the project timeline, and the scope of work.
December 16 2013
Work has been temporarily suspended. Workers will periodically inspect existing sidewalk bridging and scaffolding, but no facade repairs will take place until further notice.