In 1980, after a piece of masonry fell from a building and killed a passerby, New York City passed Local Law 10/80, requiring periodic inspection of building façades and exteriors for all buildings taller than six stories. This law evolved into Local Law 11/98, and eventually became the Facade Inspection Safety Program, or “FISP” (1-RCNY 103.04), that is in effect today. In 2018, more than 2,635 buildings were inspected in New York City. Of this group, close to 20% were deemed unsafe either due to an exist
Source: NDT