Tuesday, September 25, 2012

From the latest Atlantic Yards Construction Alert: final rounds of work at/near arena, but unclear exactly when done

With the Barclays Center nearly done and having a temporary certificate of occupancy (TC), and the new subway entrance open, the latest two-week Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, dated 9/24/12 but distributed a day later by Empire State Development (after preparation by Forest City Ratner), is a lot shorter than usual.

It's not clear exactly what will be done by Sept. 28, when the arena opens, since the alert refers to "this period." So there's a good bet work will continue even after the arena opens. After all, punch list work is expected to continue through 4/30/13.

Arena block

The primary delivery location is now the permanent truck elevator and loading dock along Dean Street, between 6th and Flatbush Avenues. There's still fa├žade and glass panel replacement and installations will continue to be installed/replaced during this period. Final arena site work includes Wayfinding directories, miscellaneous painting of fire hydrants and fenders and punch list items.

There's punch list work to be done regarding mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection, as well as interior work.

Still to be installed is some retractable seating and the installation of the arena blackout curtains and noise dampening curtains, as well as exterior signage/interior signage.

Beyond arena block

While the Carlton Avenue Bridge is open, "various portions... were not fully completed prior to inspection," so punch list items may require night time or weekend work.

While the cable bridge located at the west end of the railyard  has been removed, permanent steel stairs will be installed at the east end of the yard starting on 9/26, primarily during nights and/or weekends.

The Atlantic Avenue medians north of the arena block are complete except for concrete infill and installation of traffic signal poles and signage. While milling and paving around the arena block has been completed, striping will be completed during this reporting period.

As for the milling, paving and permanent striping of Atlantic Avenue between 6th Avenue and Vanderbilt, work is expected to be conducted after arena opening. Striping will be done during nighttime hours and all work remaining for medians will be conducted during day time work hours.

According to the alert, work by Verizon on Pacific Street, between 6th and Carlton avenues, is not related to the arena.
Atlantic Yards Construction Alert 9-24-2012

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