Fire Breaks Out at Problem-Plagued One57 Construction Site
MIDTOWN — A fire broke out at the construction site of a skyscraper that has caused headaches for neighbors and local officials over the past year, officials said Sunday.
It was brought under control by 10:12 p.m. and no injuries were reported, an FDNY spokesman said.
A neighbor said from her property — adjacent to the tower on West 58th Street — she could see the flames spread to the building's scaffolding and to the scaffolding of her building as well.
"Our building line is 15 feet from One57 so, obviously - the flames were a great cause of concern," she said in an email to DNAinfo.com New York.
The skyscraper first made the news in 2012 when an inadequately secured construction crane broke loose in the winds of Hurricane Sandy, leaving the block between Sixth and Seventh avenues shut down for a week.
In August, the building was granted the construction permits, infuriating residential neighbors on the block, and two months later another crane at the site was left unsecured and hanging precariously over the street.
Most recently, the local community board voted down a liquor license Thursday, after neighbors said they feared loud parties would be held on an outside terrace with sounds emanating to nearby residences.
Calls to Extell were not returned Sunday.