Why some tenants can't use balconies

September 1, 2009 3:55:48 PM PDT
Tenants who paid as much as $3 million to live in a luxury building in Manhattan are being told to stay off their balconies. Fifth Avenue in Midtown is a prime location, with luxury high-rises and amenities. But at the building located at 325 Fifth, which is 42-stories tall, a black mesh and plywood surround the balconies.

City buildings' officials say several glass panels around the balconies have cracked for some unknown reason, with dangerous shards falling of the properties.

As a result, the buildings department has ordered residents not to use the balconies and has issued a partial stop work order. They are precautions are not sitting well with condo owners.


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