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Buildings Dept. Takes Issue with Big Minerva Building Hole

January 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Minerva Friday Thursday

That was quick. The Department of Buildings pounced on what looked like a very unsafe excavation operation at the Minerva Building site (614 Seventh Avenue) in Greenwood Heights yesterday. We posted photos yesterday sent by Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights. By afternoon, the group had sent word of a Stop Work Order and new photos showing the dangerous hole had been filled in. CCGH writes:

My hats off to DOB’s excavation division/inspectors swooping in on the bad-boys of illegal underpinning before one of the workers was potentially killed (as we all know seems to be the norm with gc’s in this area, sadly). They were ordered to back fill the huge hole and await further inspection…Will they ever learn?

Stay tuned, as this site has already provided years of excitement and more is to come.

Tags: Construction Issues · Greenwood Heights