LIMITING THE HEIGHT OF BUILDINGS.

LIMITING THE HEIGHT OF BUILDINGS.

Senator Page has introduced in the legislature at Albany, N. Y., the two following bills restricting the height of buildings:

Introductory No. 470—Limiting the height of buildings as follows: Dwelling houses not fireproof to seventy feet on streets more than seventy feet wide,and to eighty feet on streets over seventy feet wide; fireproof mercantile buildings to 200 feet and fireproof dwellings to 165 feet. Further, providing that all buildings hereafter erected over 125 feet in height shall have attached thereto at least one pipe to which the hose of the fire department can be attached, with branches to windows and roof above sixty feet from the sidewalk. Buildings over 135 feet in height to be also supplied with an auxiliary water service.

Introductory No. 518—A second bill, limiting the height of dwellings in this way: The height and extent of every other building and part of a building hereafter erected in the city of New York shall be restricted and limited so that every part of such building, including attics, cornices, mansards, or any other projection to said building,except as hereinafter provided, shall be within and below any line drawn from the opposite side of any street abutting or adjacent thereto, commencing at a point on the street line of such street on that side of the street farthest from such building at a height of thirty feet above the curb level.and thence inclining toward and over the site of such building,with a slope rising two feet for every one foot of distance from said curb line.

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