De Niro's Construction Delay Angers New York Officials

ROBERT DE NIRO has angered New York City officials after refusing to reconstruct his upscale Manhattan hotel to meet city standards.
Bosses at the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) ordered the actor to modify his Greenwich Hotel in June 2008 after he built the structure without the commission's approval.
Officials argue the building's architectural style does not fit in with the industrial Tribeca neighbourhood and have asked De Niro to modify the sprawling penthouse, which executives claim is 1,100 square feet bigger than the design approved in 2004.
The actor has yet to correct the building, blaming the non-compliance on "mistakes".
De Niro's business partners and team of architects were set to appear before the commission on Friday (09Oct09) to explain the delay in bringing the structure up to standard.
An LPC spokesperson would not confirm the meeting, citing "the ongoing application process".
The commission has yet to set a date for De Niro to reconstruct the hotel. According to the New York Post, he could be ordered to tear the structure down, costing an estimated $1.5 million (£1 million).


Contactmusic

Tags: Robert De Niro


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Guardians Of The Galaxy Head for Avengers Crossover

With the release of Marvel's latest movie Guardians of the Galaxy, rumours are rife about...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Head for Avengers Crossover

Interstellar - Alternative Trailer

Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With little discoveries left to be made...

Interstellar Trailer

After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?

The only thing better than one pop star on a song is three, right? How...

After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?

Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears ft Elton John (Audio)

Smokey Robinson has teamed up with Elton John on a new version of...

Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears (Audio) Video

Reviews Round-Up: Critics Fall For The James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

The story of American funk, soul and dance legend James Brown is...

Reviews Round-Up: Critics Fall For The James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

One Direction Spearhead A Great 2013 For British Music Sales

Pop sensations One Direction were the highest selling British act globally in 2013. The...

One Direction Spearhead A Great 2013 For British Music Sales
Advertisement

Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (Official Video)

Katy Perry shows off her vibrant life in the colourful video for her new single 'This Is How We Do'...

Katy Perry - This Is How We Do Video

LeAnn Rimes Returns To Her Roots On Latest Episode Of Reality Show

LeAnn Rimes is on a quest to return to her roots, which means two...

LeAnn Rimes Returns To Her Roots On Latest Episode Of Reality Show

5 Seconds Of Summer - Amnesia Video

5 Seconds Of Summer topped charts worldwide with the release of their self-titled debut studio album earlier...

5 Seconds Of Summer - Amnesia Video


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Robert De Niro Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robert De Niro

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All