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DOB finds no major violations in Hotel Chelsea renovation

October 27, 2011 03:14PM

Hotel Chelsea and renovations inside the building
Hotel Chelsea residents have been complaining about dangerous conditions ever since the Chetrit Group began renovations on the famed building, and photos taken by The Real Deal show conditions are not pristine. However, according to the New York Daily News, Department of Buildings inspectors found just one minor violation in their inspection of the landmark at 222 West 23rd Street — the removal of a partition wall not mentioned in the permit.

But that’s done little to ease the fears of residents, who hired an independent expert that determined the renovation is presenting blocked exits and electric hazards to residents and emitting dangerous toxins.

A statement issued by the Chetrit Group said they “are going above and beyond to engage independent experts to monitor and test conditions and to insure the safety and well being of the tenants.” [NYDN]

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