Thursday, January 10, 2008

Burg's Finger Building Appeal Can Now Go Forward

Groups opposing adding any more floor to the Finger Building in Williamsburg, and some which argue that floors should be removed, have finally gotten the paperwork from the Department of Buildings that will allow an appeal of a Board of Standards and Appeal Decision. The BSA ruled that the building was legal at its current height and that it could be completed. It also ruled that the building could rise to 16 stories if a court case is resolved in the favor of the developer. (Thus far the ruling has been that a 16-story building would not be legal.)

UPDATE: The Department of Buildings says that the "official" letter went out in late December, but that it is their understanding that it was not required for the BSA appeal in the first place.



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