We are two tenant associations who joined together to defend ourselves against a corporate real estate investment hydra that seeks to expel us from our homes in order to maximize their profits.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Decibels




Today there is an army of workers in 118, working on every floor making the maximum amount of noise possible for an individual human being to make. There is a Stop Work order for Apt 19, but that has not prevented them from tearing apart  Apt 17 across the hall. They have a work permit but no Apt number on the permit. This is the first time an Apt number has not been noted on a permit. Hmmmm. There are at least six to eight workers in #17 hacking away at the walls, ceiling and floor. The noise and shaking in the building is something to be experienced. But only once. In the halls the other workers cannot hear so they yell at great volume  to communicate with each other. One worker was outside my door at 8:30 am this morning with a large industrial size vacuum. The noise is similar to that of a Jet engine. This is the first time during this year long ordeal of continuos construction that I have seen a vacuum of any type used to clean up the mess. The usual method of cleaning is using the sort of cleaning fluid one would normally take a capful of, and add to a gallon of water. Here in 118 and 120 a worker pours the cleaner out of a gallon size jug directly onto the floor and wipes the floor with a rag under his shoe. After a long day of brown and white dust, and noise, we are asphyxiated by cleaning products.


Loud noise destroys cells in the Cochlea.


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