Saturday, July 16, 2016

From the latest Construction Update: more progress on B3, including dismantling of tower crane

According to the latest two-week Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday July 18 and released yesterday (lead time, for the first time in a while) by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners, some previously predicted work may finally start in this period, and work on the B3 tower is moving ahead.

Notably, the superstructure phase of B3 (38 Sixth Avenue) should be completed with the pouring of the bulkhead, the jumping of the hoist should be completed, curtain wall delivery and installation will begin. Also, the dismantling of the tower crane is projected to occur during the weekend of July 30. A community notice will be distributed.

Some major work promised in previous Construction Updates is again expected in this period. At the B2 modular tower, aka 461 Dean Street, overnight sewer installation at the intersection of Flatbush & Dean Street may occur, prefaced by a community notice.

Demolition at Block 1120--buildings on Atlantic Avenue that bump into the Vanderbilt Yard--could commence upon receipt of Department of Buildings and Department of Transportation permits. MPT [maintenance and protection of traffic] could be installed on Atlantic Avenue. A community notice will be distributed.

As previously stated, test pits will be performed at the gate near the intersection of Vanderbilt Avenue and Pacific Street in connection with water main infrastructure installations. Underground vault installations may start; street closures will not be required but flaggers will be used as needed and a community notice will be distributed.

Also, at the railyard test pits will be performed and mobilization of equipment will continue in the MPT area located along Atlantic Avenue between the LIRR Site Entrance and Carlton Avenue. Drilling of SOE Piles is expected to begin in the area. There was no mention of the noise level.

After-hours work

Also, there will be late shift, Saturday, and overnight work. Saturday work is expected at B2, at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street, as well as other sites, including B3 (38 Sixth Avenue), B11 (550 Vanderbilt Avenue), B12 (615 Dean Street), and B14 (535 Carlton Avenue). Second-shift work also may occur at B2, which is the first tower expected to open.

Weekend electrical utility work will continue at the LIRR rail yard, and demolition of the LIRR tunnel should continue on weekends, continuous from Friday night through Sunday morning.

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