Neighbours fuming over Tyra Banks’ luxury pad construction

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2011, 16:41 PM IST

New York: It looks like American supermodel Tyra Banks will have a difficult time making friends with her neighbours when she moves into her luxury digs at Riverhouse in Battery Park City.

Construction on the ‘America`s Next Top Model’ host`s multimillion-dollar condo pad - which will combine four merely mortal apartments into a duplex fit for a queen - has run six months past schedule, according to neighbours.

And a full year of "unbearable" drilling, banging and clanging has pushed some residents in the luxury tower to the brink of a model-style meltdown.

As it was reported last May, that noise from inside Banks` apartment, which set the diva back 10 million dollars, grew so loud that neighbors called the cops. But the unholy racket has continued to emanate from the 22nd and 23rd floors for nine additional months, with ear-rattling drilling starting as early as 9 a.m., said residents, who were told that major construction on the lavish lair would be completed by October.

In addition, paint fumes have seeped from Banks` pad into others` abodes, say miffed residents, offending noses as well as ears.

"It`s like being on the street where you hear them drilling concrete, but indoors," the New York Post quoted one exasperated tenant as saying.

According to the sources, numerous neighbors, meantime, have requested compensation of up to 100,000 dollars for the inconvenience over the past year - but without success.

ANI