Superstorm Sandy Photos: Part Five

Photos taken Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Resized and resampled to VGA; click any to enlarge.

Part Four showed the first part of the wreckage and destruction at the shore-side condos.

This condo had its construction halted in 2008 due to the collapse of the global economy:

It was damaged even more than the occupied condo:

The older red brick buildings are historic landmarks that are someday to be turned into a sort of museum or something:

Beam on top of pre-existing decorative rocks:

The overall condo shoreline, trying to give a sense of its length:

Looking towards the Narrows, with Sandy’s angry sky still in effect:

The new shoreline there:

The lapping waves are still eager to get over:

This is the kind of crap construction that was used on these condos:

Notice the electrical outlet:

It’s nothing but foam with thin concrete troweled over a plastic net! They ripped the original brick off these old buildings, leaving the concrete-covered steel frames and then replaced everything with foam, thin concrete, and aluminum framing! How did the Department of Buildings every allow this? What happened to the Building Codes? Would you feel safe in something like that?

Inside one of the condos:

Toxic mud on my shoes and pants:

There is more in Part Six.


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4 responses to “Superstorm Sandy Photos: Part Five

  1. You took a photo inside a condo through one of the holes ripped open by the storm? Makes me worry about looting there.

    • mikecane

      I had to raise the camera well over my head to do that. I doubt there was looting. Security patrols there and lots of neighbors remained.

  2. Did anyone else know that there walls was just covered with foams? I won’t wonder why it was all ripped off by sandy! –

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