A man who was injured when a fire tore through a residential skyscraper in Hell’s Kitchen in early 2014 is suing the building’s management.
Edward Singh-Walia, a former resident at the luxury Strand Condominium on West 43rd Street designed by Costas Kondylis, was injured in the January 2014 fire and he has now brought a case to Manhattan Supreme Court, according to the New York Post.
The Hell’s Kitchen high-rise spread due to “dangerous, defective and unsafe conditions,” a new lawsuit alleges, according to the Post. It also alleges that there was a “failure and/or lack of” safety devices.
A faulty Christmas tree wire sparked the deadly blaze in apartment 20-D. Singh-Walia lived a floor above in unit that caught fire. One person was killed in the blaze
The building is owned by an entity called Strand Condo and is managed by First Service Realty. It was developed by Arun Bhatia in the late 1980s. [NYP] —Christopher Cameron
Correction: The former resident whose husband was killed in the fire is not the individual who filed suit, as a prior version of this article stated.