Partial Collapse at 210 Bowery Injures 2; DOB Issues Stop-Work Order

Posted on: August 5th, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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Two contractors were injured yesterday morning while working at the 210 Bowery project site. We are told that a “partial wall collapse” inside the eighty-plus-year-old building (likely in one of the stairwells) trapped one of the victims. First responders showed almost immediately and carted off the patients.

As a result of the dangerous incident, the Office of Emergency Management has requested the Department of Buildings to send a detachment to inspect the stability of 210 Bowery. A full stop-work order was levied on the property shortly thereafter.

There are also vacate orders slapped onto the adjacent buildings (206-208 Bowery), signaling that overall stability issues on the block are a very real concern.

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Mo’ money, mo’ problems.

The former 1930s-era flophouse has been undergoing foundation and underpinning work since wintertime. As previously reported, Acadia Realty Trust purchased the property two years ago for $7.5 million, and will sink an additional $3.8 million into four additional floors of residential living. The mess of scaffolding and netting which arrived onsite a couple months ago serves as advertisement.

Upon job completion in March 2016 (approximate), the new construction will boast seven full-floor units comprising 12,824 square-feet of floor area; the single commercial space is slated for 1,989 square-feet. Amenities include roof deck, basement storage, and seven bicycle spaces, according to documents on file with the Department of Buildings.

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