I rode the East River ferry to get a view of the infamous 58-story NYC skyscraper that's leaning 3 inches to one side - here's what it looks like
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- An unfinished 58-story skyscraper in New York City is tilting 3 inches to the north.
- The tower's contractor is suing the developer, saying it allowed for the tower to be built on a shoddy foundation.
- The developer says there's no safety issue and that the "misalignment" can actually be fixed.
- I went to see the leaning tower for myself, and I couldn't tell that it was tilted.
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A New York City skyscraper that's leaning to one side has sparked a legal dispute between the building's contractor and the developer.
The 58-story tower, known as One Seaport or 161 Maiden Lane, is tilting three inches to the north, Business Insider's Aria Bendix previously reported.
The contractor of the building, Pizzarotti, sued the tower's developer on March 22 after a subcontractor discovered the building was askew. Pizzarotti alleges that the developer allowed for the tower to be built on a shoddy foundation. The developer, Fortis Property Group, says Pizzarotti filed the suit to distract from its inability to complete the project.
Fortis also says there's no safety issue and that the "misalignment" can actually be fixed.
I went to go look at the 670-foot tower - here's what it looked like.