Delays in mosque construction causes frustration

The construction of a $1.4 million mosque in New Hyde Park is causing frustration after multiple delays. Hillside Islamic Center President Abdul Aziz Buiyan says construction delays and other troubles

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2014, 1:52 AM

Updated 3,505 days ago

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Delays in mosque construction causes frustration
The construction of a $1.4 million mosque in New Hyde Park is causing frustration after multiple delays.
Hillside Islamic Center President Abdul Aziz Buiyan says construction delays and other troubles have slowed the project to the point where only the concrete foundation and steel girders currently stand.
Community activist Jim McHuge says he and other neighbors with construction backgrounds examined blueprints for the Islamic center and saw major structural problems with what was being built. He complained to the Town of North Hempstead building department and it agreed. Construction was halted a year ago and once again earlier this month. McHuge says he's worried about the building's safety.
The town says it is going to hire a special engineer to examine the site at a board meeting Tuesday night.
It's expected that the town will pass on the cost of the engineer to the Hillside Islamic Center.
 


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