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

Other issues at recent meeting: facade at B3, rooftop space closed for safety; railyard nearly done; stickering program didn't last

This is the last of seven posts on the 6/9/20 Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting, the first ever virtual meeting, held on Zoom. The first concerned non-transparency. The second concerned the timing for new construction. The third concerned neighborhood checkpoints. The fourth concerned ongoing construction and social distancing. The fifth concerned arena operatons. The sixth concerned the transit entrance.

According to the most recent Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update, "Fa├žade maintenance work will continue during this reporting period" at the B3 tower, 38 Sixth Avenue.

We got a little more clarity on that from Scott Solish of Greenland USA. "There are some things that are part of the architectural design that some residents complained were noisy, and we are removing some of the fins from the buildings."

Are those "fins" simply being replaced by flat panels? Unclear.

Rooftop closed

At both "100% affordable" 535 Carlton Avenue as well as 38 Sixth, the rooftop space has been closed, part of ongoing goal to maintain safety during the coronavirus pandemic, Solish said.

Presumably outdoor terrace space at the condo building 550 Vanderbilt Avenue has been closed, as well.

Railyard nearly done

The new permanent Vanderbilt Yard is "substantially complete," said Solish, with "all tracks in working condition.."

"We’ve been working with" the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road to get final punch list items completed, he said, which "should be finished over the next week or so… Then the yard should be in permanent final completion."

Stickering program gone

Photo from this July 2016 post
Four years ago, after reports from a neighbor of sexual harassment from some fraction of construction workers, developer Greenland Forest City Partners instituted a color-coded identification system that should make it easier to recognize who project construction workers work for.

But there are no more posters up about the program, and I asked for an update.

"There is no stickering program currently in place," Solish said. "If there is an issue, we can certainly revisit it."

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