fuel tanks at 60 Hudson draw community concerns


Building's Extra Fuel Tanks Raise Concerns in TriBeCa

Published: July 11, 2005

Saying that a dangerous amount of diesel fuel is stored in a 25-story building in TriBeCa, elected officials and residents called on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg yesterday to rescind a variance that permits its storage.

The fuel, they warned, could lead to a major fire if there were a terrorist attack or other disaster.

The city's Department of Buildings granted a variance to the owners of the tower at 60 Hudson Street late last month, allowing the owners to store 80,000 gallons of diesel fuel, much of it below - but some actually in - the building.


    --Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb