The Tribune also reported that, “City officials began pressing harder on bringing the buildings into compliance after Shantel McCoy, 32, died in a Jan. 8 fire inside her Lakeview high-rise when a building elevator took her to 1,500-degree heat on the 12th floor where she lived.”
Chicago’s Life Safety & High-rise Ordinance is intended to better protect the lives of residents in pre-1975 built high-rises. High-rises built in 1975 or later are required to have sprinkler systems.
For the full Tribune article read “Hundreds of residential high-rises in Chicago fail fire safety standards“.
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