Thursday, April 28, 2016

Noted



An EVG reader had a WTF moment this afternoon while taking in this rickety-looking scaffolding that was constructed on East Ninth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...





There are work permits on file for interior work here at 346 E. Ninth St. ... but nothing outdoors. Probably just a quickie job. Maybe just walk on the other side of the street.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's looks absolutely safe and up to code...NOT. If I lived here, I would be on the phone to 311 right now. That could easily fall and kill or injure someone.

Michael Ivan said...

Let's hope they got their angles and knots right... with the primer and paint up there probably touching up the window casement and headers, not sure if that requires a permit...

Anonymous said...

This is too good not to follow, EVG!

Anonymous said...

And there were TWO guys on it at the same time. Anybody gonna call 311?

Makeout said...

Relax! Just working on my Pioneering merit badge refresher course! Just look at that lashing. Boy am I rusty!

NOTORIOUS said...

They're rebuilding the Kowloon Walled City? Cool!

Anonymous said...

It's another bedroom to be rent out as an AirBnB rental or for college or post-college grads: $1362/month -- chic luxury space, with a terrace and patio, luxurious finishings and an out door space, in a historic urban brownstone; in the legendary East Village locale where there are myriad rolled ice cream shops, Michelin starred restaurant and cupcake and designer bagel shops, and more significantly Beer Store! abound...

eastvillagesiren said...

Walked by the building just now a girl is out front yelling that her dad told her to get move out now before the building burns down. Someone is apparently lighting too many candles.

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal here? What could possibly go wrong??

Anonymous said...

LinkNYC!

Anonymous said...

Love your WTF MOMENTS.

Jim Denny said...

I was washing my motorcycle down the block all afternoon and walked past the site a couple of times. The scaffold wasn't over the sidewalk, it was over a basement entrance. With experience working on film locations for the past 35 years it looks very safe and secure for the men working on it other than no guard rails on the decks. Custom cut wood to fit the varied levels of the cement and limited space; rope used to secure it to the railing to avoid scratches that chain Vise-Grips would cause.

Anonymous said...

...gees, and here I thought I could sleep on it with my custom Day-Glo sleeping bag.

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with that staging at all. Very common post and lintel temporary construction. Smart move to put a ledger under the awning. The diagonal brace providers additional support. Everything that can't be screwed is tied on at every section. 3/4 in decking 16 inches off center. That structure is solid and up to code.