Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The need for better construction updates: Atlantic Avenue crane wasn't removed until last night, actually

Ok, the Atlantic Avenue crane for the Barclays Center green roof was supposed to be disassembled this past Friday overnight, ending at 10 am Saturday.

That didn't happen. Rather, the work--I'm not sure when it actually began--was finished yesterday afternoon and early evening, according to photos taken by resident Wayne Bailey, and flatbed trailers were waiting along Atlantic Avenue, including a bus stop.

Bottom line: we need a real-time update of construction activities from Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park developer Greenland Forest City Partners, as well as Empire State Development, the state authority overseeing/shepherding Atlantic Yards.

We also need responses to Bailey's monitoring, including reports yesterday of a mysterious smell outside the 666 Pacific Street site, which is being prepared for demolition.

The crane last night; note removal of blue construction fence outside Atlantic Avenue entrance to Barclays Center

Trailer outside Barclays Center waiting for crane disassembly


Trailer on Atlantic Avenue (apparently) waiting for crane disassembly

Flatbed on Atlantic Avenue (apparently) waiting for crane disassembly

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