Durability + Design
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site



Keim Mineral Coatings

D+D News

Main News Page

Ceiling Collapses Amidst $2M Reno on Park Avenue

Thursday, August 10, 2017

More items for Maintenance + Renovation

Comment | More

A ceiling collapsed Saturday morning (Aug. 5) during a $2 million renovation in a Park Avenue co-op, according to reports.

Work was being done to the Manhattan plaza on the bottom floor of the 30-story, 106-unit luxury building known as The Carlton Park. Last week, workers installed a concrete board and stucco drop ceiling, according to the New York Post.

“The concrete board was evidently too heavy,” said resident Malcolm Karlin. “Evidently something went wrong. It just couldn’t hold. It all came down around 9:30."

One person, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries and was treated at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Plans & Permits

The Landmarks Preservation Commission and Department of City Planning approved plans submitted by Hariri & Hariri Architecture for the renovation of the plaza in June 2016, which included opening up the corner space of the plaza, sloping down to the sidewalk and adding seating.

Since the incident, the Department of Buildings has ordered a Partial Stop Work Order on the property pending an inspection of the site’s stability.

There is also an open “work without a permit” violation on the property, according to DOB records.

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration representative told D+D News that, as of Wednesday (Aug. 9), the agency is not investigating the incident as a potential workplace safety violation.


Tagged categories: Ceilings; concrete; Renovation; Residential Construction; Stucco

Comment from Robert Shaw, (8/10/2017, 10:25 AM)

shades of the Boston tunnel, perhaps?

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

EMME Controls
EMME (Energy Management Made Easy)
We are a manufacturer of a temperature control & energy management system which works with most any existing heating & cooling equipment, providing significant value/impact as it relates to comfort & energy savings.

International Roofing Expo
IRE 2018
Attend the IRE where exhibitors and education offer serious solutions, real results and opportunities to make powerful connections. Register for FREE Expo.

A&I Coatings
Seal n Peel Strippable Coatings
Protect your assets with Seal n Peel. Easy to apply and remove. Can be left on for up to 12 months. Water based, enviro mentally friendly.

Digital Facilities Corporation
Manage the Building Envelope
FM-Pro™ is an innovative solution for the assessment and management of Roofing, Facade and Paving for building owners, asset area consultants, and product suppliers.

Atlas Material Testing Technology
Helping You Put Your Products To The Test
  • Outdoor Accelerated Weathering
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Accelerated Weathering Instruments

  • www.atlas-mts.com

PPG Paints
This high-hiding, low-VOC, low-odor paint enables a space to be painted while occupied and delivers the durable product performance professionals require.

World of Concrete
WOC 2018 – Las Vegas, NV
Visit the WOC website for more details about the World of Concrete 2018: January 23-26; Seminars 22-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, USA.


Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com

The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker


© Copyright 2012-2017, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved