From the Daily News:
Prompted by the fatal Deutsche Bank building fire, the City Council passed a dozen bills Monday increasing oversight at demolition and asbestos abatement sites.
The new laws require color-coded standpipes and an alarm system in dry standpipes during construction and demolition.
The bills also require special permits for high-risk asbestos abatement and prohibit simultaneous asbestos removal and demolition at most sites.
The new legislation does not apply to federal and state buildings, Deputy Mayor Edward Skyler said.
The mayor's office is pushing for legislation in Albany that would bring state buildings under the new rules, Skyler added.