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

Foundation work complete at B4, B15 sites; cranes to arrive; railyard operational but punch list work still required

This is the second of eight posts regarding the 1/28/20 Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting. The first regarded delays in B12/B13, the platform, and Site 5. The third concerned parking on the southeast block. The fourth concerned impacts from Barclays Center operations. The fifth concerned the Community Liaison Office, and impacts from workers. The sixth concerned the next Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation meeting. The seventh concerned questions for the Department of Transportation. The eighth concerned DEP digging.

According to Greenland USA's Scott Solish, there's been continued progress at both active construction sites: B4 (18 Sixth Ave.) at the northeast corner of the arena block, and B15 (662 Pacific), just east of Sixth Avenue between Dean and Pacific streets.

In both cases, foundation work is complete. At B15, he said, concrete work will stop for the next few weeks while large steel beams are delivered and installed to support spaces in the building planned for a middle school, such as a gym. Regular-sized trucks will be used, and will be staged on Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues.

B4 site last night looking south from Atlantic Avenue
The tower crane for the building will likely arrive on the weekend of February 14, he said. The cranes for B15 as well as B4 will be sited within the perimeter of construction fences.

B4 crane coming?

At B4, the ground floor and first floor have been formed, "so you'll start to see that go very quickly," he said. (Well, the photo suggests, part of the first floor.)

"The crane for this building pending arrival of the permits will arrive tomorrow," he said, indicating yesterday, and would then go up this weekend. But it didn't arrive, as the photo from last night shows. (According to the latest Construction Update, " A subsequent announcement will be issued for this work," and none was issued.)

He said Sixth Avenue will have a travel lane, and a flagger for traffic, while the fencing on Atlantic Avenue, the Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT) will be adjusted, because of the Department of Transportation request.

Rail yard operational but not finally complete

The new Vanderbilt Yard, used to store and service Long Island Rail Road trains, is complete, but with some punch list work, not so different as described at the previous meeting in November.

One difference is that the lighting system for the railyard is now complete. "There's still some minor track work left to complete," said Solish. He said the ongoing punch list work could be completed over the next few weeks.

So that means that the LIRR hasn't signed off on final completion. Note that there's a difference between completion and "completed and acceptable," as with the temporary railyard.