Monday, May 16, 2011

As lawsuit drags on, 1504 8th Avenue finally rebuilds.






July  26th will mark the  five year anniversary of 1504 8th Avenue's  crack induced Vacate Order.  If you recall back on that day in 2006,  eight families were forced out of their apartments and onto the street after the Brooklyn Buildings Department determined that the huge masonry cracks spotted running up the front, side and rear facades of their building had become  imminently perilous to their life.  
The DOB issued Vacate Order is currently still in effect while the building's owner, Arnold Rosenshein, seeks financial restitution  in Kings County Supreme Court before Justice Laura Jacobson.



According to a multi-million dollar civil lawsuit the owner, Arnold Rosenshein, and his engineer Sheldon Pulaski, P.E. allege the damage to his building occurred during the  bungled excavation and construction of the adjacent Armory Plaza Apartments at 406 15th Street.  According to engineering reports, improper drilling and caisson installation techniques were used by the developer/builder during the excavation of the Armory Plazas' 60' deep, three-leveled underground parking garage which extends right up to the shared rear property line.


BACK IN 2007:  1504 8TH AVENUE HAD ITS REAR AND PARTIAL SIDE BRICK WALLS REMOVED IN ORDER TO LIGHTEN THE LOAD ON THE BUILDING'S DAMAGED FOUNDATION.  THE OWNER PLANS ON REPLACING THE REAR WALL WITH A LIGHT WEIGHT STUCCO MATERIAL AS SOON AS THE REPAIRS TO THE FOUNDATION ARE COMPLETE.





 This  month remedial work began on stabilizing the disturbed soil and repairing what's left of the severely cracked rear and side foundation walls.  Atlantic Drilling rig and  highly pressurized grout injection equipment are on site.


Drilling and Underpinning along rear corner of 1504 8th Avenue.



Section of Drill Bit

1 comment:

Ancient Elf said...

Interesting post.