Wooster Square

Transformers Threaten History

by Allan Appel | Apr 16, 2018 1:11 pm | Comments (8)

Allan Appel PhotoThree years ago United Illuminating moved its high pole-mounted transformer banks so close to Ellen Ryerson and Bonnie Rosenberg’s historic 311 Greene St. building, no painting, scraping, and pointing work could be done without violating federal health and safety rules.

Yet the work must be done on the historic facades of these Wooster Square landmarks, or they’ll deteriorate.

So what’s to be done? Who’s to pay?

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