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From the latest Construction Update: electrical service moves ahead at B3 site

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Dec. 5 and circulated today at 12:55 pm (late) by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), there's some new work.

Notably, for the modular 461 Dean tower, aka B2, "Installation of hoist run enclosure panels will occur during this reporting period."

For 38 Sixth Avenue, aka B3, "Pursuant to permits, Con Ed vaults installation will commence." (In the previous update, that installation was said to "continue," which implied it had started.) "Pursuant to permits, Con Ed will install new ducts and manholes for B3 electrical service."

While the Sidewalk Bridge outside B11 (550 Vanderbilt) was previously predicted to be possibly taken down last month, now it may be taken down during these two weeks.

A hoist at B14, 535 Carlton will be dismantled and removed. At B14, "Open space work will continue" was listed as new work, though it wasn't part of the last update.

At the Vanderbilt Yard, "Water and sanitary piping installations will be ongoing in Block 1121 during this reporting period." While this was not stated as new, it was not on the previous update.

Also, "Drilling of piles for foundations in the B5 Building area will resume during this reporting period" and "Installation of the new MG Building foundation and duct banks will continue at the north side of the Carlton Avenue Bridge." (Not sure what MG Building means, but they didn't explain it.)

After-hours work


As in previous weeks, there may be Saturday and weekend work. Saturday work could occur at B2, B3, B11, B12 (615 Dean Street), and B14.

Weekend electrical utility work will continue at the LIRR rail yard.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 13 construction updates, demolition at Block 1120, the railyard block between Sixth and Carlton avenues, could commence upon receipt of Department of Buildings and Department of Transportation permits. A community notice will be distributed. Maybe it's not actually going to happen.

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