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Volume 20, Number 40 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | Feb. 15 - 21 , 2008

One day shutdown for Silverstein

The 99 Church St. project that nearly received a standing ovation at a breakfast hosted by developer Larry Silverstein two weeks ago, got a stop work order this month.

The Buildings Department issued 99 Church St. a stop-work order Feb. 6, after citing the building for two violations, said Carly Sullivan, Buildings spokesperson. The building’s stairway had holes, which compromise its fire rating. Also, the debris chute was unenclosed, which means debris could fly out and hit someone.

The stop-work order was lifted the following day, after Silverstein Properties corrected the violations.

The inspection followed a complaint that debris was close to the edge of the roof and in danger of falling, but these conditions were not confirmed in the Buildings Department’s report.

Silverstein is currently demolishing the building at 99 Church St., former headquarters of Moody’s Corp., to build a high-rise tower housing a Four Seasons hotel and high-end condos.

— Julie Shapiro





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