Proposed and passed building code changes in wake of recent disasters

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Development and public policy
Elected/City Services

City of Chicago site- Department of Buildings, Mayor's Office, City Council Building Committee.

Life-Safety, Elevator, Sprinkler page

Following the E2 nightclub disaster, the following is being proposed.

Following the north side porch collapse, the following was approved.

Visit the sprinkler retrofit controversy page. See about stringent elvaltor code changes, easing of facade requirements in the Life Safety page.

Following the second major commercial high-rise fire in the Loop in a year, The mayor and have approved a sprinkler retrofit program for high rises-commercial for the present with some safety inspections and communications retrofit for residential. Others are very concerned whole neighborhoods, even the Loop, could be devastated by the costs.