Thursday, December 18, 2014

On Saturday, Sixth Avenue closed so crane for green roof can be "reconfigured" (Updated)

Updated with more details.

A community notice sent out last night from Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park developer Forest City Ratner indicates that, for several hours during on Saturday, Sixth Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street will be temporarily closed for reconfiguration of the construction crane on Atlantic.

(The time period given is 6 am to 11 pm, but the notice indicates the closure will be for "a few hours.")

It is not being moved, but rather the boom is being shortened. 

If this was planned, why wasn't it in the most recent Construction Alert? "Reconfigurations take place as needed in the construction process," I was told by Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing/shepherding the project.

It was not a response to problems such as the leak in the roof during Tuesday's Nets game. The crane, I was told, "is expected to be removed in the spring." It was originally supposed to be up for only three months.


  1. Anonymous9:28 AM

    but the other closings of 6th Ave between Bergen and Dean (like this past weekend) are because the police are afraid of a protest? or is there another explanation?