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From the latest Construction Update: nothing new (except the changes the state doesn't highlight

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning July 3 and circulated yesterday at 11:51 am (late) by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners, there's no new work on the project, since nothing is indicated in red with an asterisk, as per the protocol.

However, a comparison with the previous update does indicate some changes. (There shouldn't be any work today, though, as it's a holiday.)

At B3 (38 Sixth Avenue), the floor is to be poured at the 16th floor amenity space, a previously unannounced job. The documents indicates "ongoing infrastructure work outside of building," while in the previous alert pointed to sidewalk construction. It's unclear if those mean the same thing.

While the previous update said that drilling of foundation piles was expected to be completed in the B10 Building Area during the two-week period, the current update says the drilling of foundation piles is expected to resume in the B10 Building Area.

Finally, at B14 (535 Carlton Avenue), "interior work concludes," while it was supposed to conclude in the previous two-week period.

Saturday and after-hours work

As in previous weeks, Saturday work could occur at B11 (550 Vanderbilt), B12 (615 Dean), and B14 (535 Carlton). 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 28 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 within this two-week reporting period.

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