Out of Plumb on Metropolitan


349 Metropolitan Avenue.

I don’t particularly want to get into the habit of outing questionable construction practices (that’s been keeping plenty of other people busy of late), but couldn’t pass up this little gem. Over at 349 Metropolitan Avenue (between Roebling & Havemeyer), things are looking a little out of plumb. That steel post to the left of the street light is about two-stories tall, and is only attached by two plates at its base. From the looks of it, someone forgot to tighten the bolts before they knocked off work yesterday.

And, yes, this is the same building site that had a crane collapse during a steel delivery a couple of months back.

This type of stuff shouldn’t happen anywhere, but its particularly disturbing on a major thoroughfare like Metropolitan Avenue.