Todt Hill mansion that collapsed had been referred to Unsafe Buildings process in May
An abandoned Ocean Terrace mansion whose top two floors collapsed early Wednesday morning had been referred to the Department of Buildings' Unsafe Buildings process last month because the agency found it vacant and unsecured during an inspection on May 28.
Often the most difficult part of getting a renovation plan approved is not winning Department of Buildings approval or coming up with the extravagant amount of funds you will have to part with. No, the trickiest part is getting your plan approved by the board.
The Buildings and the Blast Zone The gas explosion that shook an East Harlem neighborhood on Wednesday flattened two buildings, forced the evacuation of several others and blew debris across a broad swath of nearby streets and railroad tracks. Sources: New York Police Department; Department of Buildings; neighborhood residents and workers 3/13/14
CLIPPINGER LABORATORIES - Houses the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geography, and Geological Science. It is used for research and undergraduate teaching, including both classrooms and laboratories. HISTORY of BUILDING - The new Science and Engineering Campus, as it was originally named, was dedicated in July of 1965. In 1966 the university's computer center was established in the building, although it has since been relocated, and in 1967 Clippinger…
City Closes Problematic Lincoln Park Scrap Metal Yard
Earlier this week General Iron was shuttered by the city of Chicago’s Department of Buildings after being cited for no less than 28 code violations. What will the closure mean for the future of heavy industry along the Clybourn Corridor?