Sunday, January 27, 2008
614-616-618-620 Seventh Avenue a.k.a. 322-326 23rd Street, a.k.a. The Minerva Building
A rose by any name...
The digging starts in wild, wild, Greenwood Heights and the digging stops just as quickly.
I can't figure it out. So why would anyone go to all the trouble to file structural and underpinning plans with the city and have them approved only to start off tunneling under your neighbors property like a bunch of rabid prairie dogs without the proper safe guards in place? No shoring? It must be what they call in the foundation business as Value Engineering. Most Brooklyn dirt guys view these plans as little more than suggestions. Where have we seen this way of working before? Let me think... Remember this? Let's start over from the top, boys.
Good as new. The holes been filled, but not before the DoB unzippered its full wrath upon the poor unsuspecting fools.
DOB Violation # 012508CEX0703DP
Comments: SOUTH SIDEWALK UNDERMINED/ SOIL IMPROPERLY SUPPORTED,NORTH RETAINING WALL UNDERMINED,FENCES MISSING AT INTERIORS
DOB Violation # 012508CEX0704DP
Comments: SOUTH SIDEWALK/SOIL UNDERMINED,FENCES NOT INSTALLED AT INTERIORS,NORTH 1STY RETAINING WALL POCKETS EXPOSED/ OPEN
DOB Violation # 102508CEX0701DP
Comments: SIDEWALK /SOIL PARTIALLY UNDERMINED W/OUT LATERAL SUPPORT ,CONSTRUCTION FENCE LEANING SO/WEST,NO FENCE THROUGH OUT INTERIOR