#12 Fire Escape

Fire escapes are a quintessential aspect of New York’s architectural landscape.

At one time they were a fire safety requirement for buildings in the city, but they have now fallen out of use, becoming more of a quaint, and sometimes stark, relic of a certain moment in history.

This entry was published on January 27, 2012 at 8:33 am. It’s filed under Features and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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