Extell Blames PR Guy Pissed About One57 Evacuations for Cashing in on Tragedy
admin Oct. 31, 2012, 2:13 p.m.
PR maven Ronn Torossian, who was evacuated from his offices as 888 Seventh Avenue, has been passing around an op-ed to outlets across the city, Gothamist among them. He blames Extell Development for failing to maintain their now-crushed crane at One57, accuses the firm of negligence and mismanagement and endangering the people and economy of the city.”A thorn and open question remains the 90-story residential tower, One57,” Mr. Torossian writes, his piece entitled “Shame on Extell Development and Gary Barnett.”
“The city of New York should demand that Extell and Barnett pay back the city, residents and businesses back for the millions it will cost because of their negligence,” he concludes.
Extell released the following statement to The Observer taking Mr. Torossian to task for trying to capitalize on this misfortune.