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According to the ASCE 7-95 the 3 second gust speed is 110 to 120 mph

According to the New York State uniform fire prevention and building 
code:

	803.4 WIND LOADS.  Minimum wind loads shall be in conformity with
Table V-803 and Table VI-803, and shall be applied normal to the 
surface.
These loads are based on a design wind velocity of 75 miles per hour 
at a
height of 30 feet above grade level.  Minimum wind loads on signs 
shall be
in conformity with reference standard RS-28.  [AMENDED EFFECTIVE JULY 
26,
1995]
 Where RS-28 is the ASCE 7-88 which was based on the fastest mile wind 
and computed a bit differently.

Further, New York City also has its own building code which may 
contain other provisions.

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From:  BVeit[SMTP:BVeit(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent:  Tuesday, May 05, 1998 3:36 PM
To:  seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
Subject:  Windspeed in Brooklyn

Can anyone out there tell me the design windspeed in Brooklyn?

Thanks,
Brian Veit, P.E.