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From the latest Construction Update: new infrastructure work at East Portal

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 was circulated at 5:13 pm Friday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

There are few changes from the previous update, notably the start of some new infrastructure work around the East Portal at Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues (a vexed intersection for bicyclists and pedestrians), part of preparations for a deck and ultimately vertical construction:

  • Foundation installations in the East Portal footprint will begin during this reporting period.
  • Pile drilling for Vanderbilt Retaining Wall is expected to begin during this reporting period. Drilling will be conducted during daytime hours and appropriate dust and noise mitigation measures will be followed. This operation may also be performed during Saturday daytime hours.
  • Excavation to Yard Grade elevation in the East Portal area will begin during this reporting period.

Also, at the west end of the railyard parcel, the demolition and removal of the existing Substation equipment and structures west of the Sixth Avenue Bridge will continue.

At the 535 Carlton Avenue tower (aka B14), tenant remaining punch-list work fit out work in ground floor retail space will be ongoing. Also, a boom lift will be used for minor repairs, presumably to the building's exterior.

The bi-weekly documents are not always updated precisely. For example, the latest version stated, "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 November." Of course, we are already in December.

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