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Hate scaffolding? Well, New York City will now allow 25% more to be built

Posted: 6:56 PM, Mar 25, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-25 18:56:32-04

At every angle, down nearly every street or avenue, they are hard to miss.

The maze-like structure that seems to accompany most city blocks are on the rise according to the Department of Buildings. In fact, the number of metal sheds has now reached more than 8,500.

Milford Scaffolding

The Milford Hotel has already had scaffolding around it for 10 years.

A new rule mandated by the city recently kicked in, which allows for 25 percent more scaffolds to be built.

Although they have become an eyesore for some, others say they are important to protecting walkers from falling bricks or boards.

But in this concrete jungle, it seems New York has not only become the city of lights, it’s also adopting the title “city of persistent scaffolding.”