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From the latest Construction Update: late/weekend work at the railyard, some fences coming down

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Feb. 27 and circulated today at 12:06 pm (way late) by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), there are several new items:
  • Ongoing testing for the new LIRR substation at the railyard may extend weekday work hours up to 7:00 PM and may require Saturday and Sunday hours to complete during this reporting period.
  • MPT [maintenance and protection of traffic barriers] will be removed from Dean Street outside 461 Dean.
Also, not listed as new, but not in previous Updates, are:
  • Storefront installation will continue at the B3 site, 38 Sixth Avenue
  • A crane will brought to the site and installation of façade panels in the hoist area of 550 Vanderbilt will be completed.
  • The chain link fence in front of Vanderbilt Avenue will be taken down.
(I'm not sure, but that fence may already be down. I don't remember seeing it two nights ago.)

The Construction Update document was late because ESD staffer Jeremy Cooney was out of the office due to illness. If there had been particularly disruptive work to disclose, the delay would have been more glaring.

Weekend work

As in previous weeks, Saturday work could occur at B3 (38 Sixth), B12 (615 Dean Street), and B14 (535 Carlton). Then again, pretty much nothing has been happening at B12. No weekend work is predicted at B11.

In the railyard, weekday foundation pile installation in the area of the B5 site--east of Sixth Avenue, between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue--may extend work hours up to 5:30 pm and may occur on Saturdays.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 19 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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