Anyone live in or near 565 St. John's? It's visible to us from our backyard on Sterling Place. Workers have been adding two floors to the four-story structure since last fall. It's quite a sight, as the structure is very skinny, and the two extra floors make it look rather like a medieval tower more than an apartment building.
Work has seemed to stop in the last few months. I always had a hunch that what was being done here wasn't completely in accordance with the DOB, but I decided to have a look. Indeed, there's a pile-up of SWO's and violations of SWO's, a partial vacate on the property, and the only permits applied for seem to do with the installation of a sidewalk shed.
It's kind of amazing that someone would try to do something of this scale without a permit!