VP&S/Black Bldgs.: Façade Repairs Begin Sept. 6

August 30, 2022

Beginning on September 6, 2022, we will be conducting façade repairs at Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and William Black buildings. These repairs are being completed in accordance with Local Law 11, a New York City law that requires property owners to inspect all exterior walls of commercial and residential buildings higher than six stories every five years.

Highlights of what to expect:

  • There will be personnel working in suspended scaffolds along the exterior walls performing the required inspections and maintenance until August 2023.
  • There will be minor drilling in some areas of the building facade to remove the damaged brick, stone, or mortar.
  • There will be noise and some vibration due to brick demolition.

Site protection, including flag persons and safety cones, will be present. During this time, please keep windows closed.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Gabriel Villegas, project manager, at gv2328@cumc.columbia.edu.