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From the latest Construction Update: surveying work at B15, site of future tower plus school

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 4, was circulated at 1:21 pm yesterday (late) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

There are few changes from the previous update, given that vertical construction is not quite ready, and most ongoing work is infrastructure or demolition. Notably, though, surveying work will occur at the B15 site, east of Sixth Avenue between Dean and Pacific streets, slated for a 27-story tower with a middle school at its base. Barriers and other fencing material may be delivered to the site during this reporting period.

Also, while the update no longer predicts pile drilling for a railyard retaining wall at Vanderbilt Avenue--which suggests that it's done--there will be work at the western end of the Vanderbilt Yard.

A contractor will start removing the existing Motor Generator Building, which is located under the Sixth Avenue Bridge. It will also start removing part of the Atlantic Avenue retaining wall, to incorporate construction of the foundation for the Drill Track Enclosure

Extended night work

At the East Portal, at the Vanderbilt Avenue end of the railyard, support of excavation and general excavation activities to yard grade elevation will be "accelerated" and include a night shift between the hours of 3:30 pm and 12:00 am, Monday through Friday.

Note that the night shift was announced in the previous update; it's unclear whether it started. As stated in the previous update, the night activity is be expected to continue for the next four weeks. So if it did start previously, the work will have lasted two extra weeks.

Similarly, as stated in the previous update, the mechanical demolition for 728 Atlantic Avenue--one of two buildings that "bump" into the railyard--may start during this reporting period. 

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