Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 6:09 pm
The construction of Tory Burch’s new SoHo store has caused damages to the adjacent building. The next-door luxury rental building, considered a landmark, is owned by Herbert Moskowitz. The building has been standing for over 130 years at 153 Mercer Street, and Moskowitz reported that the drilling at the construction site next-door has caused damages to his building.
According to the New York Post, the Manhattan civil suit reported that the foundation had moved by half an inch, which caused the luxury building’s elevator to become unusable, as the interior doors would not close.
The landlord claimed that the Department of Buildings allowed him to take extreme measures for the sake of safety. Tory Burch denies all allegations and maintains that they only hire excellent service.
Construction mishaps might not directly affect people, but they can pose a lot of risk for the future. It doesn’t matter if you are a mere passerby or a worker at the construction site- if someone is responsible, they should be apprehended. If someone should be liable for damages made to you or to anyone you know, do not hesitate to contact our team of construction accident lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP. Call us today at (212) 779-0057.