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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + FAQ (pinned post)

From the latest Construction Update: tenant fit-out work at towers; more work at railyard, plus curb cut

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 20, was circulated at 9:39 am yesterday (late) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

Though no new vertical construction is planned for now, there are some changes from the previous update, though some things were held over.

At the towers

At 535 Carlton and 550 Vanderbilt, tenant fit-out work in the ground floor retail space will be ongoing.

Outside 535 Carlton, there will be a boom lift to caulk joints on the precast facade.

At the railyard

The contractor will begin backfilling, compaction and grading for railyard storage tracks in Block 1121, the eastern block of the railyard.

Pending approval of permits, work on a new curb cut at the site entrance ramp on Sixth Avenue may begin during this period.

A new Generator Attenuator structure from Pacific Street was expected to be installed during the previous two-week period, but is now scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, "to limit impact on traffic and pedestrians." No traffic plan was announced.

Also, while the demolition of the concrete portions of the East Portal structure--from along Atlantic Avenue--was expected to begin during the two previous periods, it's been rescheduled, and this time the notice mentions that noise mitigation will be in place.

Weekend (daytime) electrical utility installations are expected to continue in the railyard and in the tunnel.

The LIRR will be utilizing a portion of the yard lighting near the Atlantic Avenue LIRR Access Ramp for security reasons. This is expected to continue through September.

Utility work

National Grid and Con Edison Utility relocation work on Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues will be ongoing, with some work possible during overnight hours. (The previous alert said the work was expected to be completed this month, but it apparently could stretch.)

Barclays Center sidewalk

Barclays Center sidewalk work was described as nearly complete as of of June, but punch list work is still planned during the day and night time on Flatbush, Atlantic and Sixth avenues. The developer is waiting on a city inspection.

The notice states, not so clearly, "It cannot be determined whether there is a noise work or lane closures involved at this time."

The demolition that hasn't happened--yet

As stated in the past 57 two-week 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--but it should happen this year, it was announced last month.

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