Sunday, July 15, 2007

The changing face of Pacific Street, and a shrouded Ward Bakery

Not so long ago there were open sidewalks and no scaffolding on Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues, the center of the eastern segment of the Atlantic Yards footprint. Then, after a parapet fell from the Ward Bakery, scaffolding was erected.

Now, as Adrian Kinloch (Brit in Brooklyn) shows, the bakery building (back, right) is shrouded--for safety reasons, I assume--but you still have to walk under the scaffolding. The entire opposite sidewalk is blocked off, as pre-construction work continues on the railyard opposite.

Additional explanation (updated 4:40 pm)

ESDC says in a construction update:
• Beginning Monday, June 25, 2007, the northern sidewalk and parking lane of Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues will be closed. These closures are required to allow for support of excavation activities associated with the LIRR relocation.
• Beginning Monday, June 25, 2007, jersey barriers will be set up as the fencing of the construction area and steel to be used in the SOE will be delivered. Drill rigs will mobilize on the site as well.

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