Saturday, May 3, 2008

Skyscraper Safety in NYC Post-9/11

For weeks, a group of student-reporters at New York University set out to understand and describe skyscraper safety in New York in the post-September 11, 2001 era. The product became the stories you see posted here. Members of Prof. Jan Barry’s Investigations in Depth class looked into everything from the width of stairwells in commercial buildings to evacuation procedures, from problems in high-rise residential buildings to recent construction-related deaths in the city. New Yorkers, visitors to the city and workers want to be safe not just inside buildings, but also while walking by buildings and working on the buildings. The 15-part report was produced by a diverse group of student-reporters (see bios after each story) over the course of a semester. We hope these stories will add substance to the discussion about skyscraper safety in New York City.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, the most inexpensive and effective system for really safe and comfortable evacuation of people from skyscrapers is the Russian fire-evacuation system Automatic Rescue Climber - ARC (especially it is already used on some skyscrapers):