Work Has Resumed at 265 East Houston

Posted on: July 7th, 2010 at 6:13 am by

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Limited work has resumed at 265 East Houston, the corner lot with a recent history of developer negligence.  The planned eight-story structure of market rate living hit a substantial roadblock back in April when foundation drilling caused dangerous vibrations and cracks in the neighboring 255 East Houston.  So bad was this destabilization, that day care center Action for Progress was forced to vacate the premises.  At the time, the DOB issued a stop work order and forced the contractors to repair. Shortly thereafter, steel supports were shipped in and installed.

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Yet despite the partial stop work order currently in place, the DOB nevertheless okayed the foundation application renewal last Friday (July 2).  And on the same day, the plywood was cracked open revealing the latest progress.  The site is now a deep pit.  Down below, workers were seen pouring concrete and massaging the fresh foundation with their paving machinery. It starts.

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Meanwhile, 255 East Houston remains vacant.

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