Tuesday, August 06, 2013

From the latest Atlantic Yards Construction Alert: delivery of crane could begin today, after delays; sidewalk bridge, structural steel also nudged back

The latest bi-weekly Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, (below) dated August 5, was distributed yesterday by Empire State Development after preparation by Forest City Ratner, and contains some changes regarding the schedule for work on the B2 modular tower at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street.

Note that the crawler crane, previously scheduled to be delivered to the B2 site on July 29 and constructed over three days, requiring Dean Street between Flatbush and Sixth avenues to be closed for two days, did not arrive on schedule, "due to delays in getting necessary Transit Authority and Department of Buildings approvals."

Now, the schedule is for the crane to arrive today, tomorrow, or Thursday, requiring closure of Dean Street for one or two days.

Also, a sidewalk bridge at the Dean Street entrance, previously scheduled for installation over three days beginning July 22, has been rescheduled for late August/early September.

Erection of structural steel, previously scheduled to begin July 31, is now slated to start Aug 12, pending the approval of the Department of Buildings. Four to five steel trucks per day are expected.

Also, unmentioned on the alert, but shown in the photo at right, is drilling (testing?) on the site for the B4 tower at the northeast corner of the arena block.

LIRR Yard Activities Block 1120 & 1121

While the new alert does indicate that work at the railyard  has been delayed, the below description comes verbatim from the previous two-week alert:
•Work will commence on Pacific street level within the MPT to prepare the piles to accept the new barrier and fence installation. This work will consist of cutting off piles to proper heights and welding steel supports.

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