Saturday, November 20, 2010

A familiar story from Brooklyn

Courtesy of Pardon Me for Asking:

Is 100 Luquer, the vastly out-of-context 11-story Carroll Gardens finger building designed by architect
Karl Fischer, showing signs of life after months and months of inactivity at the construction site?

After a few stop work orders, new permits have been issued on November 3, 2010 and for the last couple of days, workers have been observed behind the plywood fence. Yesterday, as I was walking by, someone was measuring a balcony (see photo above.)

Construction of the building began in 2007 and has been stop-and-go ever since. The site has racked up
54 complaints and 7 out of 20 Environmental Control Board (ECB) violations are still open, with some hefty financial fines now due.

That did not prevent the NYC Department Of Buildings from issuing post-approval amendments in early November. Permits attached to the fence at the site suggest that work can resume on electric and plumbing, but does not allow concrete work.

Unfortunately, the construction of this building began before the
Carroll Gardens Contextual Re-Zoning was passed in October 2009. The re-zoning limits the height of buildings in the neighborhood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another one of these "unfortunately went up before rezoning" bullshit excuses.