Safety for citizens who work in the commercial high-rises of New York City was a key issue that led NYC council to amend existing building code laws. These new codes will mandate the usage of improved markings, exit signage and back-up power to exit signs.

Following the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, the WTC Building Code Task Force made recommendations that influenced the new building code amendment. Because the WTC had already implemented safety markings to create clear paths for emergency evacuation, more people were able to escape when the attack occurred.

The power black-out of August 14, 2003, which affected most of the Northeast, was also a factor in the NYC Council's decision.

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