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

From the latest Construction Update: overnight work at railyard; steel trusses at B15; tower crane at B4

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Jan. 20, was circulated Friday Jan. 17 at 5:01 pm (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

Newly planned is overnight work, from 6 pm to 6 at the Vanderbilt Yard: "Contractor plans to work second shift to sawcut/trench/excavate, install train servicing equipment, and install yard lighting structures... pending LIRR support availability. Limited demolition work on yard road base may also occur." It's unclear if that also includes weekends.

Ramping up at two tower sites

Also, work is ramping up at the two main construction sites, where excavation for towers has been continuing.

At B15 (664 or 662 Pacific), "Large steel trusses and the equipment needed to install them will be delivered and erected on site," according to the document. That means "Steel will be delivered overnight and stored in the Pacific Street queue area," between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues.

At B4 (18 Sixth), a "tower crane may be erected at the site pending receipt of permits. A subsequent announcement will be issued for this work."

Also, according to the document, "Con Edison will be working in and around 6th Avenue and Pacific Street to provide electric service to the B4 and B15 sites. Please note that utility companies are not subject to the Project’s Memorandum of Environmental Commitments (MEC)." 

That's code for saying that the Con Ed doesn't have to tamp down noise in the same way that a construction company might.

Meanwhile, Saturday work is expected at both residential sites, where more materials and workers are expected.

At the railyard, expected work

During weekdays:
  • Site restoration, asphalt installations, light installations, and cable pulling operations will continue in Blocks 1120 and 1121.
  • Contractor to continue installing elevator and pedestrian bridge access adjacent to the Carlton Avenue and Pacific Street intersection.
  • Contractor to install minor steel structures (stairs, gates, etc.) in various locations within the yard, no public access ways will be impeded.
At nights and weekends:
  • Electrical utility installations, site restoration, track restoration/remediation, and work that require LIRR track outages are expected to continue in the yard.
  • LIRR may be utilizing portions of the yard lighting for security reasons. This is expected to continue for the next several weeks.
At tower sites

There may be fence repair at the B12 and B13 sites, on Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues. However, no construction launch has yet been announced.

There's still tenant fit-out work in ground floor retail space at 550 Vanderbilt (B11), presumably for Beer Street.

For those facing noise

Note the Noise Receptor Control Program, in which the developer provides double paned or storm windows and an in-window air conditioning unit for certain residential units determined in proximity to site construction.

In order to schedule an on-site inspection, contact the Community Liaison Office at 866-923-5315 or

Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Alert 1.20.2020 and 1.27.20 by Norman Oder on Scribd