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Fire burns at the Deutsche Bank Building in Lower Manhattan - Aug 18, 2007 (credit: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

Push On To Bring NYC Under Uniform Fire Codes

If you think every building in New York City is held to the same fire standards, you’d be wrong.

09/19/2012

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Sen. Daniel Squadron Wants State-Owned Buildings In NYC To Be Covered By The Same Fire Codes

The loophole covers more than 600 buildings, including the Jacob Javits Convention Center, hospitals, youth centers and offices, plus state-owned buildings leased out to restaurants and stores.

07/30/2012

Deutsche Bank skyscraper (credit: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 Group Wants Review Of Deutsche Bank Building Blaze Evidence

The Skyscraper Safety Campaign and 9/11 Parents and Families of Firefighters & WTC Victims said in a statement Monday it wants the U.S. Attorney’s office to reopen the case.

07/11/2011

Deutsche Bank skyscraper (credit: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

No Manslaughter Convictions In Deutsche Bank Fire

Mitchel Alvo and the John Galt Corp. have been acquitted of manslaughter in a blaze that killed two firefighters at a condemned bank tower at Ground Zero.

07/06/2011

From left: Jeffrey Melofchik, Salvatore DePaola, and Mitchel Alvo (AP Photos/Seth Wenig, File)

Jeffrey Melofchik Acquitted Of Manslaughter In Deutsche Bank Fire

A day after Salvatore DePaola’s acquittal, a second construction-company supervisor was acquitted of manslaughter and all other charges in a fire that killed two firefighters at the condemned Deutsche Bank tower at Ground Zero.

06/29/2011

The remains of the Deutsche Bank building are seen at Ground Zero from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2011 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

1 Acquitted In Fatal Ground Zero Fire At Former Deutsche Bank Building

For nearly four years, construction supervisor Salvatore DePaola and two co-workers have been accused of responsibility for the deaths of two firefighters in the Deutsche Bank fire at ground zero. But on Tuesday a jury acquitted DePaola of all charges.

06/28/2011

From left: Jeffrey Melofchik, Salvatore DePaola, and Mitchel Alvo (AP Photos/Seth Wenig, File)

Criminal Trial In Deadly Deutsche Bank Building Fire Begins

Mitchell Alvo, Jeffrey Melofchik and Salvatore DePaola are charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino in 2007.

04/04/2011

Robert Beddia, Joseph Graffagnino (File)

Judge Sustains Charges In Deutsche Bank Fire

Three construction company figures have lost their bid to get a judge to dismiss a manslaughter case in a blaze that killed two firefighters at a contaminated ground zero tower.

10/22/2010