Debate over next Buildings Commissioner’s qualifications

June 11, 2008 09:58AM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to loosen the required qualifications for the city’s next building commissioner has brought a backlash from architects and engineers. The position has been vacant since Patricia Lancaster resigned last month, following the Turtle Bay crane collapse that killed seven people in March. Opponents, including the New York Building Congress, say that only a technical expert should run the department.  

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