Lieutenant Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director of the Department of Civil Protection and Safety at Sharjah Civil Defence, said: "The new balcony and windows rules specify that residential building windows, balconies
and other openings that lead to the outdoors must not open wider than 12 centimetres.
To prevent children from falling, iron bars with narrow spacing must be installed in balconies
and assure that the opening of window doors must not be more than four inches.
Over the last few years, the authorities have made openly hanging laundry or installing satellite dishes on balconies
With numerous cases of children falling due to the lack of safety of windows and balconies
, Sahid said he has contacted the municipality several times for a possible solution, and has not received a reply.
I have been told that the balconies
are intended for the drying of laundry.
BEIRUT: Those who remained in Lebanon during the Civil War know the significant role that balconies
played in the various conflicts.
As a result of last year's suicides, the balconies
in two of Hew York University's residence halls will be restricted by next fall.
Strangely, after the war and emancipation the space was reconstructed into two separate balconies
, and blacks were no longer allowed even in a segregated section.
It was separated from Goya's Majas on a Balcony, 1810-12, by several rooms, and I for one did not think much about the relationship, which for so long has been so obvious, between the two pictures of balconies
They said drinkers using the Willoughby's two outside balconies
and ground- floor patio were shouting and using foul language.
The International Code Council (ICC) has issued a building safety bulletin urging the public to pay close attention to the safety and stability of their porches and balconies
Francois' starting point was the observation that Parisians make enthusiastic use of balconies
for planting; even the most cramped and theoretically inaccessible spaces usually boast a tub or two of foliage, giving a rich and surprising dimension to city life.