City climate change plan includes high-rise safeguards - New York News

City climate change plan includes high-rise safeguards

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A new report on safeguarding New York City buildings from storms and rising seas says zoning code changes could make it easier to elevate homes.

It also suggests that backup power be required for high-rise stairwell lights.

A city-commissioned task force released the report Thursday.

It comes two days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg released more sweeping proposals for levees and other structures.

Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn convened the task force after Superstorm Sandy.

The report also says sidewalks could be designed to capture storm water. And longer screws could be used on doors and windows to make them more wind-resistant.

Another idea is to have high-rises install common faucets that would work even if water pumps failed.

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