Thursday, January 26, 2012

[Updated] Reader report: Renovations begin in earnest at 315 E. 10th St.

[Last week outside 315 E. 10th St., photo by Bobby Williams]

After beating the clock and getting the OK to add a rooftop addition to 315 E. 10th St. in the East 10th Street Historic District*, workers quickly dismantled the building's chimney, as nearby resident Jose Garcia noted.

And this is only the beginning as workers continue to convert the circa-1847 building from nonprofit to residential use.

Jose shared this with us last night:

so today was the first really bad day. up until now they've just been demolishing the chimneys. today they started drilling into the walls between the two buildings. now there is dust and concrete chipping off into our living rooms as the walls they are drilling (through?) are just a thin wall of very old bricks. this is going to be a long, long winter. when they start to seriously add another floor i predict our entire building will fall down.

Speaking of walls ... these came into the Garcia apartment during renovations this morning around 8...

Previously on EV Grieve:
A bid to protect the integrity of 315 E. 10th St.

Landmarks Preservation Commission expedites hearing on East 10th Street Historic District

Workers quickly start dismantling roof of historic 315 E. 10th St.


Anonymous said...

I would suggest that Mr. Garcia call the Department of Buildings ASAP at 311 to report this disturbance to his residence. Totally unacceptable and dangerous to have brick and cement falling into one's home.

Anonymous said...

Those chunks alone could be worth a Stop Work order. Call the DOB to have an inspector come out...?

Black Bird said...

Good luck with that. From my own experience, I believe Shaoul has the DOB paid off. You'll be lucky if the inspection happens within six weeks from the time of your "emergency" complaint.

jose garcia said...

Actually the site manager came right over and couldn't have been nicer. the dob inspector showed up a few hours later was also very nice and by the late afternoon our wall had been repaired. I was kind of surprised. though living here has nonetheless become an absolute nightmare of noise, walls shaking, things falling off walls etc. but not sure that's avoidable given what's happening next door. still mystified about the timing of the building permit v-a-s the historic district designation. Feels awfully fishy but seems that train has left the station.