Tuesday, February 14, 2017

From the latest Construction Alert: drilling at the railyard's eastern end

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Feb. 13 and circulated yesterday at 1:24 pm (a bit late) by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), there's just one new piece of work indicated.

At the Vanderbilt Yard, "Drilling of 24” diameter load test piles for foundations in the B10 Building area will begin during this reporting period." The B10 site is at the eastern end of the railyard and the northeast corner of the project site, adjacent to Vanderbilt Avenue between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Also, in comparison with the previous alert, there are some changes (plus a new staffer, Jeremy Cooney).

Regarding B3, 38 Sixth, "Site work along the front & rear of the building will continue." Previously the work was just in the rear.

At the Vanderbilt Yard, repairs to the approach slab at the southern end of the Sixth Avenue Bridge will begin--as stated in the previous alert, which means it didn't happen--pending receipt of permit. This work will occur at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Pacific Street. The work will require traffic lanes to be shifted, but traffic will remain two-way

Regarding B11, 550 Vanderbilt, open space work is ongoing, and includes pouring sidewalk and installing street poles. The Sidewalk Bridge is expected to be taken down--in the last Update, it "may" be taken down.

Weekend work

As in previous weeks, Saturday work could occur at B2 (461 Dean), B3, B12 (615 Dean Street), and B14 (535 Carlton). Then again, pretty much nothing has been happening at B12. No weekend work is predicted at B11.

Weekday foundation pile installation in the area the B5 site--east of Sixth Avenue, between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue--may extend work hours up to 5:30 pm and may occur on Saturdays.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 18 construction updates, demolition at Block 1120, the railyard block between Sixth and Carlton avenues, could commence upon receipt of Department of Buildings and Department of Transportation permits. A community notice will be distributed. Maybe it's not actually going to happen.

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