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A prominent Manhattan architect, was killed on Tuesday by a section of the façade fell off a building, that the owners knew of more than one year, the structure was crumbling, but didn’t do anything to solve the problem.
Erica Tishman, 60, of the Upper East Side, was struck by debris at about 10:45 p.m., while on 49th Street near Seventh Avenue. The police said she was pronounced dead at the scene.
But the unusual death-all the way to avoid it, according to the experts, and the records reviewed by The Post.
AN ARCHITECT IS KILLED IN THE VICINITY OF TIMES SQUARE, SO AFTER A LOT OF BUILDING TO BE MOVED
The owners of the 729 Seventh Ave. obtained permits to repair its deteriorating roof, and a 17th-floor façade, and in October of 2018, but it was in their hands, which can lead to a $1,250 citation from the city, on the 29th of April, 2019, for “Failure to maintain exterior facade of the building and its appurtenances.”
Buildings inspectors will be specially highlighted in the “damaged terra cotta at the areas above the 15th floor, in different locations, which poses a falling hazard to pedestrians.”
The Department of Buildings, classified as a “class 1″ violation, which required that the offense ” will need to be addressed.”
The fire department of New York (FDNY) personnel and the New York city Police Department (NYPD) officers working at the scene when a woman was reported dead after the rubble fell on her side, from Times Square in Manhattan, New York city, USA-December 17, 2019 at the latest.
The owners paid the fine, but never made the repairs, and the battle was still active, and on Tuesday, the data showed.
On the 18th of July, the owners, 729 Acquisition, LLC — to renew the building permit for the “brick Masonry repairs and parapet replacement at penthouse roof level,” the records show.
Two months later, the architect hired by the owners of the building, was issued a permit for the installation of a sidewalk shed to protect pedestrians while repair work was in progress, but the protective covering is never increased.
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The Department of Buildings finally, it is an order for the sidewalk shed will be built after Tishman’s death on Tuesday.
The fire department of New York (FDNY) personnel and the New York city Police Department (NYPD) officers working at the scene when a woman was reported dead after the rubble fell on her, close to Times Square, new york
The crews were working on the installation of the shed on Tuesday evening with the view of the DOB inspectors, the city said.
The architect, who is on the sidewalk shed permit will not return a call seeking comment.
As the owner of a building, in a statement on Tuesday, said the company was “saddened by this tragedy,” and said it would “fully co-operate with the city in the pending case, but did not respond to questions about the performance of the public are safe.
“It is their responsibility to maintain the building,” said Sara Officer, a Manhattan attorney with Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, who specialises in the construction, safety and security.
“They were on notice of a dangerous situation, and they did it in a timely manner. The debt is not in the definition of the facade and hang it up on the sidewalk in front of barn has resulted in this, a tragic death,” said executive Director, said.
“It is for each and every New York City tourist, pedestrians and cyclists — this is our worst nightmare,” she added.
“It seems to me that there are many more instances of falling debris-that’s just not being reported, because it’s supposed to be able to go in cardiac arrest, you would not be able to injure a person, or the injury may not be serious enough to be reported.”
The Big Apple, pedestrians, and agreed with a lot of trying to keep them at a safe distance away from the Seventh Avenue building that Tishman has passed away.
“It could have been me,” he said Himad Zafar, 40, an accountant in town on business. “I’m coming to New York for work and I am staying in the area, so I would have to have gone through to get there.”
“I’m not running, not in that way,” agreed Glenn Swan, a 50-year-old music producer, whose studio is just around the corner.
“I don’t know if there’s something else down,” he said. “A lot of families around here. Everyone was in everyone else.”
In North Carolina, tourist, Chris Cheek, it was to take her family to see the Radio City Rockettes, and when they arrived at the gruesome scene of Tishman’s death.
“Just a random guy. To die like that? Great.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will conduct an investigation into the incident.
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“It’s been a terrible accident,” he said. “My heart goes out to the family. There is, of course, a full investigation is going on.
“We need to know how it’s done, and we need to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”
Democratic state Sen. Brad Hoylman, who represents the district where the tragedy took place, have called for a probe.
“I’ve been to the city in order to look into this case very closely,” he wrote on Facebook Tuesday.
“If there was a crime involved, and the full weight of the law should be addressed to the respective parties.”
The city started its own scaffolding, and the sidewalk in shelters in the 1980’s, after the death of a 17-year-old Barnard College student, who was hit by falling debris.
The act has also made the city’s inspection of the building facades of greater than six feet are required, every five years, with fines and penalties for violations.
Additional reporting by Reuven Fenton, David Meyer, and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon