Monday, August 4, 2014

Safety issues at fast-rising tower

From the Queens Chronicle:

You can see the yellow crane and the bright orange construction material from almost anywhere in Queens.

From the Mets-Willets Point No. 7 train station to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, the towering apartment building under construction atop the Rego Center II shopping mall in Rego Park has become a recognizable piece of the Central Queens skyline.

Despite receiving work permits just over eight months ago, the Vornado Realty-developed 24-story, 314-unit residential structure, designed by SLCE Architects, is already nearing its expected height of 288 feet.

When contacted by the Chronicle, Vornado declined to comment on progress of construction and if there was an estimated date of completion.

The project suffered a slight setback this week, as the Department of Buildings placed a partial stop-work order on the site on Saturday.

According to the order, a rail plummeted from the 24th floor into the netting placed around the seventh floor of the structure after it fell from the crane while it was being hoisted.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who wants to live on top of a 3rd World shopping mall?
Like there was no other spot to build this crap?

Anonymous said...

Who wants to live on top of a 3rd World shopping mall?
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Third world citizens do.

Robert anton said...

The beauty that was once FLUSHING is gone forever.

Anonymous said...

Ugly shit building! Vornado realty the greedy evil real estate corporation and bullies. They destroyed the Rizzoli Building in Manhattan recently. Stripped all the details off that art deco building so it had no shot in getting landmarked. Then they refused to let preservationists take the plaster work and masterpieces inside the building, they were denied access. All that art and history gone forever to make way for some ugly tasteless "luxury" crap. Now they are gracing us in Queens! Who is allowing this, why are they not punished. Stop supporting the evil out there. Sellers also have the decision in who they sell to but they don't care about anything but $$$