SoHo New York

Aftermath of an accident in which one man died, three more were injuredDonald Trump’s condo hotel in the Manhattan area of New York has been shut down at least four times with fifteen building violations during its construction. This has even included the tower’s crane hitting a neighbouring building which the site managers had also failed to report to the authorities. In the most series example one worker died (with three others injured) when the floor beneath him collapsed as cement was poured from a crane.

The project widely criticised for its quality of safety has also broken zoning legislation that would not otherwise have allowed the Trump Organisation to obtain the building permit in the first place. Donald Trump had disguised his development solely as a hotel in his application (which is allowed in this part of Manhattan), it has however been built and marketed as a condo hotel. Condos (residential apartments) would not have been allowed in a building of this scale and height, and was expected to diminish the residential amenity and identity of the area.

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