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    Default Addition at E 13th and 4th Ave

    Saw this one yesterday don't know the name or address. Help.





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    It's a McSam hotel designed by that twat Gene Kaufman.
    Enjoy how it looks now. That's the best it'll ever look.

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    It's been looking exactly like that for months.

    Stalled.

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    While I would have preferred that the building not be touched at all, at least the SOB Chang did not raze the beautiful old structure and incorporated it into the new tower. If would have been nice if this rank schmuck did the same thing with the beautiful old building on Trinity Place downtown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    It's been looking exactly like that for months.

    Stalled.
    I see a partial stop work order on the DOB site.

    http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/Pr...O+&requestid=0

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    That ^ explains the stall ...

    Could it be that this McSam-er is overstepping its bounds?

    Complaint (06.29.09):
    CALLER FEELS THAT THE BUILDING MAY BE EXCEEDING THE HEIGHT THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT, APPEARS THEY MAY BE 2-3 STORIES OF ELEVATOR TOWERS

    CONSTRUCTION - CONTRARY / BEYOND APPROVED PLANS / PERMITS

    PARTIAL STOP WORK ORDER 1793 09/14/2009
    OK TO WORK UNDER 75' UNTIL STANDPIPE & ELEVATOR ARE IN READINESS REMOVE PARTIAL SIDEWLK SHED FOR CON ED NO EXTERIOR WORK

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    More likely that caller is NIMBY who hasn't the slightest clue what the zoning code is (there are about 40 people in the city who really understand the code), but knows that such a call can successfully stall a site.

    Chang knows what he's doing, and garden-variety NIMBY stalling tactics are likely very minor annoyances.

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    The caller may not be well versed but the DOB inspector saw fit to control the work and limit the scope only to 75' (the building filed at DOB is listed as ~ 113').

    Seems there is a standpipe (or lack thereof) problem -- and we all know what troubles that can lead to.

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