Thursday, February 02, 2017

From the latest Construction Update: work continues, with minor changes

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Jan, 30 and circulated yesterday at 12:44 pm (way late) by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), there isn't much new work at the project site compared to the previous alert.

In fact, no new work is indicated by red text and an asterisk, as is the current standard indication. But a comparison with the previous alert, there are some changes:

Regarding B2, 461 Dean, the MPT--the fencing on the sidewalk--may be adjusted.

Regarding B3, 38 Sixth, the curtain wall installation was to be completed, but part remains: the hoist run area. Also, if permits are granted, Con Ed will be working on B3 electrical service on Dean Street and on 6th Avenue during this period.

At the Vanderbilt Yard, repairs to the approach slab at the southern end of the Sixth Avenue Bridge should begin--the previous Update said "may begin"--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, B3, B11, B12 (615 Dean Street), and B14 (535 Carlton). Then again, pretty much nothing has been happening at B12.

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 17 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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