Not Broken But Odd

The good news is that column isn’t broken. What appears to be a jagged break line running diagonally across is actually the border between where the old paint was removed prior to the last painting (bottom) and where all of the various coats of paint going back to 1905 are still present (top). It’s not …

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Simultaneous Developments

That picture shows the condition of a terra-cotta cornice on a steel-framed apartment house that I was examining some 23 years ago. You can’t see the cornice proper, which is above the frame of the picture; the big curved piece of terra cotta that occupies most of the shot is a decorative bracket below the …

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Playing Detective

Are you a college student or recent grad pursuing a career in #engineering? Visit DOB's table at the Manhattan College Spring Career Fair tomorrow, 3/12 1pm-4pm in the Bronx. And check out @DCAS #civilservice exams for info on Engineering Intern tests — NYC Buildings (@NYC_Buildings) March 11, 2019 First, the DoB can always …

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