Orchard Hell Building Construction Busts Open Sewer Grate on Orchard Street

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 at 6:04 am by
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Lost in the ongoing coverage of the swiftly rising Orchard Hell Building is the dangerous foot trap at the northwest corner of Orchard and Stanton. Thanks to the never-ending ebb and flow of construction vehicles on the block, the sewer grate outside Rosario’s Pizza has been compromised. Neighbors, including activist-photographer Clayton Patterson, maintain that trucks bound for the Hotel Indigo were responsible for causing the partial curb collapse.

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Grate at Orchard/Stanton, August 2013

The dangerous hole opened toward the end of August and remained exposed for weeks. Traffic cones were at first employed to mark the obstacle, then shamelessly used as a plug. Not long ago, however, this jury-rigged solution of splintered wood appeared. It’s simply a band-aid that’s already coming loose…

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