The architect will be FELIX TAMBASCO from the Brooklyn firm SEARS TAMBASCO ARCHITECTS, PC.
The oath an architect takes when their work is to be Professionally Self Certified:
I HEREBY STATE THAT I HAVE EXERCISED A PROFESSIONAL STANDARD OF CARE IN CERTIFYING THAT THE FILED APPLICATION IS COMPLETE AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS, INCLUDING THE RULES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS, AS OF THIS DATE. I AM AWARE THE COMMISSIONER WILL RELY UPON THE TRUTH AND ACCURACY OF THIS STATEMENT. I HAVE NOTIFIED THE OWNER THAT THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY CERTIFIED. IF AN AUDIT OR OTHER EXAM DISCLOSES NON-COMPLIANCE, I AGREE TO NOTIFY THE OWNER OF THE REMEDIAL MEASURES THAT MUST BE TAKEN TO MEET LEGAL REQUIREMENTS. I FURTHER REALIZE THAT ANY MISREPRESENTATION OR FALSIFICATION OF FACTS MADE KNOWINGLY OR NEGLIGENTLY BY ME, MY AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, OR BY OTHERS WITH MY KNOWLEDGE, WILL RENDER ME LIABLE FOR LEGAL AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS AND OTHER APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES, INCLUDING TERMINATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS. LOT A.K.A. 591 SIXTH AVENUE.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Here at IMBY, I can think of no better time, from an adjacent property owner's point of view at least, to have to endure the construction of a new building next door to your home. The level of protection being provided by the Department of Buildings is probably at it's highest in years. Foundation, excavation and underpinning work of course is still the most critical time in the whole process, but at least you can be reassured that if your house starts to wander from it's old foundation, you are only a phone call away from having the DOB's special team of forensic engineers come to your rescue and issue a stop work order, and another, and another, and another, until the foundation contractor finally gets it right.