Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some New Permits and Some Work at Karl Fischer's 100 Luquer Street Finger






Is 100 Luquer, the vastly out-of-context 11-story Carroll Gardens finger building designed by architect Karl Fischer, showing signs of life after months and months of inactivity at the construction site?
After a few stop work orders,  new permits have been issued on November 3, 2010 and for the last couple of days,  workers have been observed behind the plywood fence.  Yesterday, as I was walking by, someone was measuring a balcony (see photo above.)
Construction of the building began in 2007 and has been stop-and-go ever since. The site has racked up 54 complaints and  7 out of 20 Environmental Control Board (ECB) violations are still open, with some hefty financial fines now due.
That did not prevent the NYC Department Of Buildings from issuing post-approval amendments in early November.  Permits attached to the fence at the site suggest that work can resume on electric and plumbing, but does not allow concrete work.
Unfortunately, the construction of this building began before the Carroll Gardens Contextual Re-Zoning was passed in October 2009. The re-zoning limits the height of buildings in the neighborhood.

Related reading:

Construction Site Still Dead: Karl Fischer's Luquer Street Monolith
All Quiet At 100 Luquer Street After A Stop Work Order, Then Another And A Fine
'Looming Tower' Of Carroll Gardens At Luquer Street Gets More Windows
Not Much Progress At The 'Looming Tower' Of Carroll Gardens
100 Luquer DevelCarroll Gardens Finger At 100 Luquer Street: All Glass, No Classoper Looking Down On Carroll Gardens
Reaching For The Sky On Luquer Street!
Brooklyn: The End Of "Big-Sky Country"


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This has always been a pain for the hood. Knock it down...sigh.