This thing was built against and over a cliff. 4 floors high, never completed, abandoned for at least 2 years. Non-typical framing. It was a strange configuration, and kind of scary, especially walking around that upper deck (plwood planking). Funky-looking, but very solid, no sign of movement (30 years), no plans or engineering.
"No sign of foundation or framing failure or movement, old and weathered, appeared generally serviceable but it’d take an engineer to know for sure. Qualified plumber, qualified electrician.
No CO ever issued, permit expired, research carefully permit and jurisdictional requirements for completion before the expiration of the Inspection Objection Deadline".
My main concern was how it was anchored to the ground/rock. I couldn’t confirm that it was fastened. I think it was just resting on the poured concrete footing. That seems bad… but it hasn’t moved in 30 years.