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The Defunct Lower Manhattan Parking Garage Has a History of Code Infractions That Spanned Decades

One person was killed and numerous others were injured when a parking garage in Lower Manhattan collapsed, despite decades’ worth of parking violations.

64 violations were filed with the New York City Buildings Department for the Great Neck-based parking garage owned by 57 Ann Street Realty Association.

The original permits for the parking garage, which opened in 1957, were obtained by Eyewitness News.

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Even though four of the infractions were filed years ago, no one seems to know what caused the four-story parking garage to collapse into the basement.

“We’re going to continue reviewing and researching property files to try to understand the history of the building, certificate of occupancy, and lots of records,” said Acting Commissioner of the Department of Buildings Kazimir Vilenchik.

The most serious of these uncorrected flaws occurred on November 25, 2003, and is classified as “hazardous.”

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The latest information on the fatal parking garage collapse in Lower Manhattan was reported by Mayor Eric Adams and other city officials.

The inspector at the time cited a “failure to maintain the building,” citing in particular slab cracks in the first-floor ceiling and substandard concrete with visible rear fissures.

There were also violations for improper fire exits in stairwells in 2013 and for defective exit lighting in 2003 and broken and defective stairs in 2009.

There were four separate incidents where the owner paid the fines (totaling $2,550), but the cases were never resolved. On Tuesday, they stayed open as usual.

One worker was killed and five others were injured Tuesday night when a parking garage collapsed on Ann Street in Lower Manhattan. Lucy Yang engaged in conversation with the locals.

To quote Vilenchik: “There are some active violations on the building that date back to 2003, but in 2010, there was a filed application which did not indicate a violation was corrected but was filed.”

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That implies the cracks, staircases, and lighting problems weren’t fixed in 2010 when the owner sought and was granted a new business license.

Building inspections are handled by a different city department from the one responsible for issuing business permits.

A new rule mandates periodic inspections of parking garages every six years. The initial round of inspections mandated by the new legislation has begun. The city has not disclosed when or what was discovered during the last inspection of this parking structure.

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