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On Dean Street, crane work at B2 site closed street for a week
Dean Street between Flatbush and Sixth avenues was closed from Wednesday, 11/20/13 through Wednesday, 11/27/13 to erect a tower crane and dismantle the crawler crane on the B2 construction site.
Below are some photos taken at different days during the week.
One impact of the closure--which should be replicated, in part, when modules for the tower start to be delivered in about a month--was that bicyclists were routed onto the sidewalk and some drivers attempting to proceed on Dean were stymied with little notice. Also, no one seemed to be directing traffic at the corner.