“This has been a big problem for some time,” structural engineer Joe Tortorella told The Observer. “It is a consequence of overzealous contractors and owners trying to work too fast and make money, and ultimately cutting corners.”
Mr. Tortorella, former president of the Structural Engineers Association of New York, an engineering trade group, thinks that the incidents stem largely from inexperience.
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Or if you like, from the good folks at Curbed, still another cracked perspective on the recent avalanche of brick.
Some recent handiwork from The Pit.