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Construction Site Du Jour: 208 N. 10 Achievement Award

August 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We bring back our Construction Site Du Jour feature today to handout a Lifetime Achievement Award for Endangering Public Safety to 208 N. 10 Street, which is a huge site between Driggs and Robeling & N. 9 and N. 10 Street in Williamsburg that has provided a rainbow of safety issues over the course of more than a year. In the past, we called the site “a poster child for everything that is wrong with the building monitoring system concerning low-level violations…the lack of solid fencing at construction sites in communities like Williamsburg, which have them on every block, represents a nasty breakdown of the system.” To its credit, the gate has been closed lately. Alas, we found it open again decided it was time to note the dangerous conditions on the site, where work has been mysteriously slow or non-existent almost all year. (Yes, that’s a guy doing God knows what on the property in the picture.) For a long time, there was a water-filled pit on the site that had an oily sheen (the site is across the street from the Roebling Oil property.) And, for months, there have been about a half-dozen test wells on the property that are used to check up on what may be floating around underground. The site originally started out as a very scary demolition before become just a big empty, and often open, lot. One can refresh the memory here and here and here and here. It would be hard to know where to stop.

Tags: Construction Issues · Williamsburg

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  • 1 dave // Aug 26, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    it looks like that guy is just taking photos…..