2007-01-19 / Community

A Shelf for The Lawrence Hotel's Roof

A swift wind on December 1 began to blow down the roof of the abandoned Lawrence Hotel on Beach 116 Street, drawing fire and department of building's officials to the street, closing it for a short period of time. When building officials took a look, the decision was made to put up scaffolding around the deteriorating pigeon coop. The promised scaffolding, however, apparently became only a shelf to keep the errant roof tiles from blowing onto the street. Pictured, the scene on December 1 when the fire department shut down the street.


A close-up shot of the shelf that should keep the roof tiles from hitting the street begins to take shape on Beach 116 Street earlier this week.
A close-up shot of the shelf that should keep the roof tiles from hitting the street begins to take shape on Beach 116 Street earlier this week.

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This is ludicrous. Why not find out who owns this property and have the entire hotel torn down and replaced. This is a dangerous situation that is making a future disaster very probable.


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