Two stories remain at former DB building

New York /
Jan.January 11, 2011 01:00 PM

The former Deutsche Bank office at 130 Liberty Street is almost completely demolished, after nearly 10 years of legal entanglements and devastating accidents, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. The building, which sustained significant damage during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, was supposed to be deconstructed in 2005 — a piece of debris from the World Trade Center collapse had torn through 15-stories of the building. But the demolition was put on hold after a legal battle erupted over who would pay for the $300 million project. Later issues, such as the removal of asbestos, lead, mercury and more than 700 body parts from Sept. 11 victims, slowed the process. And, in 2007, a fire started by a construction worker’s old cigarette ripped through 130 Liberty Street, causing the death of two firefighters who arrived on the scene. According to some local residents, such as Mary Perillo, the building had become a blight on the neighborhood. “I love having that black monolith out of my face,” Perillo said. [Brooklyn Eagle]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Donald Trump and Rosemary Vrablic (Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
Real estate deal prompted resignation of Trump’s longtime banker
Real estate deal prompted resignation of Trump’s longtime banker
Simon Property Group CEO David Simon and Town Center at Cobb Mall (Getty, Google Maps, iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)
A Simon mall falls to foreclosure
A Simon mall falls to foreclosure
Rosemary Vrablic with clients Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump (Getty, iStock)
Trump’s longtime banker resigns from Deutsche Bank
Trump’s longtime banker resigns from Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Christiana Riley, chief executive for Deutsche in the Americas (iStock; Getty)
Deutsche Bank could move half its NY staff to smaller hubs
Deutsche Bank could move half its NY staff to smaller hubs
President Donald Trump, Deutsche Bank CEO of Americas Christiana Riley and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance (Getty)
Manhattan DA questions Deutsche Bank over Trump
Manhattan DA questions Deutsche Bank over Trump
Behind Deutsche Finance’s American buying binge
Behind Deutsche Finance’s American buying binge
Behind Deutsche Finance’s American buying binge
Eric and Donald Trump Jr. with 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue (Photos via Getty; Trump Hotels)
Trump Org puts DC hotel sale on “indefinite hold”
Trump Org puts DC hotel sale on “indefinite hold”
Deutsche Bank CEO of Americas Christiana Riley and 60 Wall Street (Wikipedia Commons; Getty)
Deutsche Bank sends staff home as Covid surges in US
Deutsche Bank sends staff home as Covid surges in US
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...