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From the latest Construction Update: more foundation piles at the railyard (but no mention of evening West Portal disruption)

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning May 22 and circulated yesterday at 3:45 pm (a bit late) by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners, there's not much new work, but some progress in infrastructure for the long-term buildout.

Drilling of foundation piles in the area of B5--in the Vanderbilt Yard just east of Sixth Avenue--should be completed during these two weeks. After that, drilling foundation piles in the area of B7 will begin. These are two large sites once projected to start vertical construction in 2023 and 2019, respectively.

Also, the site access ramp to the railyard. may be relocated to the western end of the block.

An evening disruption

Photo at about 11 pm last night
Also, unmentioned in the update, two project neighbors last night reported noisy, disruptive night work going on at the West Portal site, with jackhammering and klieg lights at the southeast corner of Atlantic and Sixth/South Portland avenues.

I will update when I know more.

More work planned

At 461 Dean (aka B2), the modular residential tower, sidewalk construction will be completed. (It was to be completed in the past two-week period, according to the previous Construction Update.)

At 38 Sixth (aka B3), the removal of the hoist run is supposed to begin on the week of May 29. (It was to start in the past two-week period.) Also, during this period, curtain wall installation will resume.

Outside 535 Carlton (aka B14), the northeast site fence will be reconfigured.

Saturday and after-hours work

As in previous weeks, Saturday work could occur at B11, B12 (615 Dean), and B14. Then again, pretty much nothing has been happening at B12. No weekend work is predicted at the arena block.

In the railyard, weekday foundation pile installation in the area of the B5 site may extend work hours up to 5:30 pm and may occur on Saturdays.

Also, ongoing testing for the new LIRR substation may extend weekday work hours up to 7 pm and may require work on Saturday and Sunday.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 25 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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