NYU will be undertaking standard Local Law 11 repairs to the facade of Pless Hall.
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, July 31, 2014
The project is complete.
Construction Update, July 7, 2014
Sidewalk bridging is scheduled to dismantled on Saturday, July 12th. Hours are 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Construction Update, March 10, 2014
Work is scheduled to recommence in March and continue through the summer.
Construction Update, January 24, 2014
Due to extreme weather, Local Law 11 repairs at 32 Washington Place have been delayed. Projected completion is projected for mid-April.
Construction Update, December 25, 2013
Local Law 11 facade repairs will continue through February, 2014. The site will be closed from December 24 through January 3, except for December 30.
Construction Update, September 25, 2013
Facade maintenance at 32 Washington Place is in progress, and scheduled to be complete in early 2014.
Construction Update, June 13, 2013: Tentative Project Details Established
Details for the Local Law 11 project at Pless Hall have been established, including work hours, the project timeline, and the scope of work.