Monday, November 26, 2007

1000 Manhattan Avenue vs. Gravity: Which Will Win?

1000 Manhattan Crack and Arrows

We've noted the alarming conditions at 1000 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint in the past, and check in with our old friend to see how the battle between gravity and building is coming along. While it would appear to be a standoff, in that 1000 Manhattan hasn't collapsed yet, it remains one of the leading candidates in Brooklyn to make news by falling down on itself if gravity ever gets an edge in the fight. What's especially compelling is the way the way the facade is buckling in two different directions. That, plus the flying buttress that is holding the thing up and sitting in the middle of sidewalk. Since our Greenpoint correspondent last checked on the building, a drain pipe has been removed, making the facade problem even more apparent. The building's owner has been served with many, many violations.

1000 Manhattan Butress

1000 Manhattan Avenue Front

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Blogger Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Gravity always wins. Unfortunately, it seems sooner than later in this case.

How do people get away with doing this kind of damage without consequences? Isn't that what lawsuits are for?!

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not 996 Manhattan Ave., it's 1000 Manhattan Ave. You could look it up.

3:17 PM  

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