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The Vessel to reopen with improved safety measures

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The Vessel has announced it will again be open to visitors in New York City later this year after upgraded anti-suicide safety measures are installed in response to a spate of tragedies that have befallen its existence since being inaugurated in March of 2019.

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Heatherwick Studio's Vessel to Reopen with Enhanced Safety Measures in New York

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The 150-foot-monumental staircase in Hudson Yards , New York , is now set to reopen this year to the public with revamped safety measures. The beehive-shaped sculpture boasts approximately 2,500 steps and 80 landmarks and is on track to install “floor-to-ceiling mesh” on various staircases to safeguard visitors.

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Miami Beach preservationists sound the alarm over concerning new building safety law

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Advocates say the new law is a guise that uses climate change and building safety as its premise to usher in what is, in reality, a slate of insidious and destructive requirements. The Commercial Observer said they also work to "hamstring the powers of municipalities to dictate what can replace demolished structures."

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LA halts Metro Purple Line construction over worker safety concerns

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Work on the vast expansion of the Metro Purple Line in Los Angeles has come to an abrupt stop following dozens of worker injuries and safety concerns that officials say have not been addressed. The safety of those building our county’s transportation projects must always be protected.

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President Biden lays out workplace heat safety plan to protect workers

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The country currently has no federal standards on workplace heat safety, and there has been no timeline for the finalization of one. Previously on Archinect: Lack of heat standards for construction workers increases safety risks as temperatures reach record-breaking levels Biden directed the U.S

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'Lunch atop a skyscraper' reflects how far construction safety standards have come

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However, when examining what’s being depicted, it is undeniable that there is an array of problematic safety violations present, including a lack of proper footwear, personal protective equipment, and fall protection.

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Asphalt Art Initiative expands pedestrian safety program to these 25 North American Cities

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Another round of funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies ' Asphalt Art Initiative has been announced in an effort to improve the pedestrian safety of 25 different cities in North America. Grants of up to $25,000 were awarded also in Mexico and Canada for the first time in the program’s history.

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