Residents complain about nighttime construction at 801 South StreetUPDATED 6:24 PM HST Apr 06, 2014Video Transcript
A building project that has already generated a lot of noise from protests made some extra construction noise last night. Crews at 801 South Street worked well after sundown adding sections to one of the two cranes at the site. The building manager at the nearby Royal Capitol Plaza said the construction company notified him of the after hours work, but he did not post a notice to residents -- because that work was only expected to last a few hours. Which left some residents wondering what was going on in the dark. "THERE WAS SOME BANGING NOISES, BANGING NOISES COMING FROM THE TOWER CRANES, IT WAS KIND OF LATE AT NIGHT" Some nearby residents have been vocal against the condo buildings going up. Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company released a statement explaining the reason for the night work which said- QUOTE-- "The contractor responded to noise complaints from two residents of a neighboring condominium. The contractor encountered some unexpected mechanical and other issues, when extending the tower crane, that delayed the process. Safety issues require the process, once started, not be halted until completed. The contractor regrets disturbing the neighbors past the cutoff time." The company syas there are no other night projects planned for the building, in the near future.