Crane collapse site permit in jeopardy

May 21, 2008 4:15:19 PM PDT
The acting commissioner for New York City's Buildings Department has threatened to revoke the construction permit for the planned residential high-rise where a crane toppled in March and killed seven people.Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert Limandri says plans for the proposed 44-story apartment tower at 303 E. 51st St. in Manhattan don't comply with zoning laws. The department's objections aren't related to the deadly accident.

The developer, Kennelly Development Company, has 10 business days to address the zoning problems or lose the permit.

The developer says it plans to fix the problems.

Six construction workers and a woman were killed March 15 when the 19-story crane broke away from the tower under construction and toppled onto buildings as far as a block away.


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