Condo wars: How a water leak turned into a $30 million lawsuit

building defects

It started with a leak, just a little water on a hallway floor.

That led to questions about bathtub installation, then sprinkler issues and finally allegations of improper fireproofing. Now, all the residents of 3303 Water Street have to pack up their multimillion-dollar condominiums this summer and move out for repairs.

Cue the world’s smallest violin as the One Percent escape to their country homes — or to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where many are staying during the rehabilitation.

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