Posted by DF on December 25, 1998 at 18:40:12:
I'm in a pre-civil war, four-storey, 36-unit bldg in the GV/Chelsea area. There are no external fire escapes on the bldg. However, there used to be two stairways (one of which was, for the longest while, obstructed). Several months ago, the landlord began construction on what was, the main entrance to the bldg. and had the entire stairway gutted. There's an open shaft where the stairs used to be and what used to be the access to the stairs, on each floor, is boarded shut.
As I say, the stairs were gutted several months ago and progress is tediously slow on the re-construction.
Is the fact that, in caase of fire, there is only one means of escape in violation of any code, law, regulation?
Is there a time limit on how long this condition may remain?
I'd really appreciate input.
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