Contractors for developer Greenland Forest City Partners will soon be starting sewer work on Pacific Street between Sixth and Carlton Avenues. The contractor is En-Tech.
The work involves a liner truck and a boiler truck, both of which will access select manholes and move down Pacific Street, manhole to manhole.
"The liner truck feeds a plastic liner into the manhole," Cotton said, "then the boiler truck comes along, to cure the liner." That runs 12 hours straight, and will create noise and steam. The developer does not expect street closures, but will expect some parking places to be commandeered.
The work will later proceed to Carlton Avenue after the fence there, around 535 Carlton, is pulled back.
Demolitions and foundation
Cotton said the developer is "working on pulling demo[lition] permits" for the "bump buildings," those along the south side of Atlantic Avenue bumping into the Vanderbilt Yard, from South Oxford Street to Cumberland Street.
Also, they will start doing foundation work for the future B7 building, which would be located on a deck over the railyard just west of Carlton Avenue. (The tentative, but hardly certain, start date for construction is July 2019.) "Some of that work needs to be done from street level," she said. "Thus the entire block will be bumped out into the street with construction fences."
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What happened at B2
Cotton noted two separate incidents at the B2 modular tower (aka 461 Dean Street), including "sparks and smoke from a cable that crimped as the crane was disassembled."
On June 8, the Fire Department responded to a fire on the 7th floor in a single unit, she said, which was quickly put out.
Cotton also noted that the fence along Dean Street will remain even after the crane comes down, thus constricting pedestrians, until the building gets closer to opening.
Resident Robert Puca asked why the building seems to have facade panels missing and windows open, as I've pointed out.
Some facade panels, Cotton said, were "not up to what the architect designed and what we ordered... so we're getting rid of them" and getting replacements.
"I don't know why the windows are open or closed," she said.
"How could [open windows] not be a problem?" asked resident Steve Ettlinger.
"Rain does not come in my window unless it's windy like last Sunday," Cotton replied deflectingly.