Tuesday, May 27, 2014

From the latest Atlantic Yards Construction Alert: Dean Street shutdown tomorrow for crane; 6th floor construction begins June 9 (after meeting); plus photos of modules

According to the latest two-week Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, dated May 26 issued today by Empire State Development after preparation by developer Forest City Ratner, Dean Street--presumably between Flatbush and Atlantic avenues--will be shut down tomorrow "for jumping of crane," or extending it to a greater height.

No details have been provided regarding the time and extent of the shutdown.

Also, though previously the delivery and erection of 6th floor modules for the B2 modular tower was supposed to commence in June, it won't start until June 9. That means that no one at the next Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting, on June 3, will be in a position to complain.

(The tower was supposed to be finished by December 2014 but has been delayed a year due to problems in production. Now Forest City Ratner's new joint venture partner, the Greenland Group, has said the next three towers will be built conventionally.)

From the alert

Below, I've excerpted the alert, and bolded elements that differ from the previous alert. Note that the statement "Gravel backfilling will be completed during this reporting period" also appeared in the previous alert, so one was clearly incorrect:
• Erection of 6th floor modules will commence during the week of June 9th. Dean Street shutdown is tentative for May 28th for jumping of crane. This is subject to receipt of DOT approval. Public notification/posting will be made.• Manufacturing of 6th floor modules has been completed and erection will commence week of June 9th June. Manufacturing of 7th and 8th floors modules will continue during this reporting period. During the interim mechanical, plumbing and electrical mate line work is expected to commence.
• Approximately 117 modules have been delivered and installed to date.
• Alleyway drainage plumbing between B2 and the arena is 98% complete. Gravel backfilling will be completed during this reporting period.
• Hoist cars have been set. Installation of first tie-in to the 3rd floor will continue this reporting period. The hoist is being erected at the southwest corner (Dean Street & Flatbush Avenue) of the building. Hoist will become operational after erection of the 8th floor modules.
Photos from the Navy Yard

Photographer Jonathan Barkey recently visited the Brooklyn Navy Yard, home to Forest City's modular factory, where it certainly looked like some modules were in place.
















Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, May 26, 2014

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