This past Saturday on Court Street
Steel beams ready to be hoisted onto the building
Workers on the roof at 217 Court Street
Pedestrians looking up at the scene on Saturday
And on Monday afternoon...
Steel structure assembled on roof by Monday
The steel structure as seen from street level
After a back wall collapsed at 217 Court Street in May 2009, work on the four-story building that once housed a methadone clinic has progressed slowly. It was totally gutted in early 2010, but over the last few months, not much seemed to be happening at the site.
However, this last Saturday, a huge crane was lifting up steel beams onto the building. The delivery blocked half of Court Street and offered quite a spectacle for pedestrians.
By Monday, a steel frame had been erected on the roof. The NY DoB permit for this property reads:
"PAA filed to convert the cellar, 1st, 2nd,3rd & 4th floor from meeting and caretakers apartment into five (5) dwelling units and commercial. No change to bulk is proposed. A New certificate of occupancy is proposed."