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Articles about "High Rises"

  • Summertime Options for Rooftop Bar Hopping By Gabrielle Hughes | July 26, 2012

    New Yorkers tend to revel in outdoor activities during warmer months, and with all of the city's towering structures, it’s easy to find yourself on the rooftop of a high-rise once happy hour comes around. While rooftop bars in Manhattan are reputable for cover charges, dress codes, and expensive drinks, there are plenty of options in more modest settings, suitable for any city dweller.

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  • Window Washers Now in High Demand By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 23, 2012

    Glass buildings have surged in Manhattan over the past few years. And, consequently, so have window washers. The two trends go directly hand-in-hand. In the former age of brick and limestone, window washing was a no-brainer—a building’s superintendent could even take it on him or herself to spray a bit of Windex on the inside of windows and wipe it clean. Masonry, for example, can be washed as infrequently as once every 40 years. But now, with the increase in buildings that use reflective surfaces which need to be cleaned every two years, people who do window washing for a living are in high demand—the washing needs to be done on the outside for maximum reflectiveness, and if it’s a high-rise building in sore need of a spring cleaning, window washers are the only ones who can master the heights.

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