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December 11, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's City Council voted 43-3 Tuesday to mandate “bird-friendly” glass in new buildings in hopes of cutting down on the tens of thousands of birds that die by flying into the city's buildings every year.
The bill, which will take effect one year after it becomes law, will require the first 75 feet of new buildings and those undergoing major renovations to be clad in materials that are visible to birds.
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