alemon Street and Columbia Place. He hopes that the construction will be able to lift the rent freeze on 60 of the 155 apartments. To fight the construction, tenants have enlisted a nonprofit environmental justice group.
The BQE could shift, said Bill Kallman, a retired structural engineer for the state Department of Transportation. If it shifts a little tiny bit, it s enough to cause failure of the piling and support for the retaining wall, and you lose the highway. It would be less dramatic than crashing down, but it would be inexorable movement. And it would require a good deal of effort and some luck to stop it.
That triple cantilevered section of the BQE has surpassed its intended 50-year lifespan by more than 10 years. It has been marked as a priority for extensive multi-billion renovations beginning in 2021.
I ve been against this project since I first heard about it, Councilman Steve Levin, who repreents Brooklyn Heights, told Gothamist recently. The whole thing makes me uneasy. [Gothamist] Christopher Cameron
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