An apartment building located near the construction of the Second Avenue subway was evacuated Tuesday.
The Department of Buildings says inspectors and engineers have determined the building at 1768 and 1766 Second Avenue is leaning 18 inches.
The DOB says inspectors issued violations to the building owner in 2006 regarding the leaning, but the owner never made the repairs.
The building was vacated as a precaution.
The DOB is working with the MTA to monitor the situation. Both say the leaning is not due to the construction of the subway and that it existed before the Second Avenue project began.
Glad to see the DOB followed up on this - 3 years later.