Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From the latest (and belated) Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Alert: Atlantic Avenue crane disassembly Oct. 24; night and weekend work continues

Not unlike the way the confirmation for tonight's Community Update meeting came with one business day's notice, the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (excerpts below, in full at bottom) was sent by Empire State Development (ESD) nearly two days late, arriving at 4:41 pm yesterday but supposed to cover the two weeks beginning October 12.

Note that the Atlantic Avenue crane is now supposed to be disassembled on Saturday October 24; the alert fails to mention that, in the previous alert, the crane was supposed to be disassembled this past Saturday, October 10. (The alert announces new work with asterisks--and, in the original, a red font--but not that previously promised work didn't happen.)

Notable is continued Saturday work "to address field conditions" at the B2, B3, B14  and B15 sites, as well as weekday work up until 9 pm at B14. Note night and weekend work at the railyard. Also note contact information for ESD and Greenland Forest City Partners in the full document.

New work is noted in the excerpts below.

B2 - 461 Dean Street, Modular Residential
*Completion of module erection for floor 22 and possible commencement of floor 23 is targeted for this period.
B3 - 38 Sixth Avenue
*Complete Pouring of pile caps and grade beams along Barclays Center.
*Installation of Temporary Electric Service, which may involve work on Dean Street, will begin during this reporting period. Any required work in Dean Street will be done in accordance with DOTpermits.
Arena Green Roof
*Subject to necessary permits the Atlantic Avenue crane will be disassembled on Saturday, October 24; a community notice will be distributed.
LIRR Yard Activities – Night/Weekend Work
*Saturday and Sunday (October 10th and 11th , 2015, and October 17th and 18th, 2015) day-shift work in the Yard is required to install production piles and tie-downs for the West Portal steel supports.
*Second-shift night work (3:30 PM to 12:00 mid-night) to install West Portal steel support tie-downs may be required beginning October 13th, 2015 and finishing October 18th, 2015. A Community Notice is being prepared and will be issued prior to the work beginning. [It was issued.]
B11 – 550 Vanderbilt Avenue:
*In the Dean Street area Con Edison vault installation activities including mobilization and installation of precast manholes, and excavation for the vaults will start during this reporting period.
B14- 535 Carlton Avenue:
*Superstructure work is continuing with the framing and pouring of the 2nd floor. The framing of the 3rd and 4th floors will occur in this reporting period. Concrete pours will also continue.
*Foundation backfill and waterproofing will continue and the cutting of the SOE piles will begin during reporting period.
B-15 (6th Ave and Pacific Street)
*Geotechnical borings are complete. Geotechnical test pits will continue this period. Test pits within the sidewalks and basements of existing properties will be hand excavated, with use of a jackhammer.
*Some of the test pits will be performed on the sidewalks along Pacific Street, Dean Street and Sixth Avenue. In all cases the sidewalks will be partially closed, however a five foot pedestrian lane will be maintained in accordance with obtained DOT permits.
Block 1120 & 1128 Demolition
*Clean out of Block 1120 buildings will continue during this reporting period
*Abatement of Block 1128 properties will continue during this reporting period.

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