REVISING NEW YORK BUILDING CODE.
A compromise has been reached in the fight over the commission to revise the building code of New York city. Alderman Grifenhagen, of the building committee of the board of Aldermen, named the commission and tried to have the report and members certified by the board; but Alderman Timothy P. Sullivan held it up. His men were going to name their own commission. The compromise will increase the membership of the commission. It will have four architects, four builders and two plumbers, the five borough presidents or their superintendents of buildings, threc engineers, two mechanics and the chief of the tire department, an additional new member. This is in line with what FIRE AND WATER EN GINKKKINO advocated some weeks ago. A building code drawn up without the chief of the fire department having a voice in the matter would be an absurdity.