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Lori Gold stands in front of a Columbia University building that has been cited for its cracked building facade, in New York, May 31, 2018. Gold’s sister was killed by a piece of the building falling onto her as she walked by Columbia University campus in 1979, and Gold has been a tireless advocate for safety and scaffolding laws in her name ever since. (James Estrin/The New York Times)

Lori Gold stands in front of a Columbia University building that has been cited for its cracked building facade, in New York, May 31, 2018. Gold’s sister was killed by a piece of the building falling onto her as she walked by Columbia University campus in 1979, and Gold has been a tireless advocate for safety and scaffolding laws in her name ever since. (James Estrin/The New York Times)