Despite the City's newly increased vigilance in monitoring construction practice, safety lapses and apparent collateral damage continue to be an issue.
3542919 266 17 STREET 01/06/2016 83 01/19/2016 I2 RES NEIGBHORS GUTTED THERE HOUSE, ARE DIGGING INTO MY FOUNDATION WITHOUT DOING THE
UNDERPINNING OR SHOWING UP OF THE BUILDING. THEY ARE USING BLOCKS OF WOOD TO SUPPORT YOUR FIRST FLOOR.
3542891 266 17 STREET 01/06/2016 30 01/19/2016 L2 RES CONSTRUCTION IS CAUSING NEIGHBORING PROPERTY TO SHAKE. THERE IS A CRACK IN NEIGHBORING CHIMNEY . THE FOUNDATION OF THE HOUSE WAS DUG UP.
As if by magic, the violations are resolved with no fines issued.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE APPROVED/ACCEPTED PLANS AT JOB SITE AT TIME OF INSPECITON. AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION TEMPORARY WOOD BRACING WAS OBSERVEDON THE 1ST & 3RD FL. NO PLANS WERE ON SITE SHOWING THIS BRACING.
FAILURE TO SAFEGUARD ALL PERSONS & PROPERTY AFFECTED BY CONSTRUCTION.AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION OPEN FLOOR JOISTS WERE OBSERVED ON THE 1ST & 2ND FL. NO SAFEGUARDS WERE INSTALLED TO PREVENT WORKERS FROM FALLING.
Meanwhile, over at 158 15th Street, where there was massive internal & rear wall demolition work without permits, & continued foundation work for extending the property, despite a SWO, it appears that developers are still up to their old tricks
THEY ARE WORKING WITH NO PERMITS AND ITS UNSAFE FOR WORKERS. THEY ARE DUMPING
DEMOLITION MATERIALS. (2/23)
THE FOUNDATION WAS DUGGED OUT WITHOUT PERMITS THE FOUNDATION PARTS ARE INFRONT
THE BUILDING IN A PILE THIS WAS DONE WITHOUT ANY SHORING AND NO UNDER PINNING (2/23)
A partial SWO is still in place at the site for:
WORK W/O A PERMIT. NOTED AT TIME OF INSPECTION SECTION OF EXTERIOR WALL AT 1ST FL (GRADE LEVEL) WALL CUT & MASONRY UNITS REMOVED DOOR. NO PERMITS OBTAIN FOR ANY WORK BEIN G PERFORMED AT AT LOCATION. STOP ALL WO
Looks like business as usual.