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

From the latest Construction Update: overnight railyard work expected next three weekends; projection of after-hours work ignores 5 am start

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, 2/22/21, was circulated Friday 2/19/21 at 12:18 pm (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

There's no red type to indicate anything new, but a close comparison to the previous update shows a few changes.

Notably, the potentially disruptive track work previously announced for the two blocks of the Vanderbilt Yard has been extended again, apparently for the next three weekends. Work on the weekends of February 26, March 5 and March 12 will start at 9 pm Friday and finish by 4 am Monday, and may require the use of portable light towers.

After-hours work, incomplete transparency

In the previous update, as I wrote, the state and developer finally reversed its 11-week long practice of misstating the scope of after-hours variances (AHVs), ignoring Sunday work and weekday hours from 5 am to 10 pm, instead citing 6 am to 9 pm.

This new update mostly continues the belated practice of accuracy, with one exception.

Work at B4 claimed to start at 6 am
At the B15 tower (662 Pacific St.), weekday hours, including AHVs, are now stated as from 6 am to 10 pm and including 9 am to 5 pm work on Saturdays and Sundays.

At the B4 tower (18 Sixth Ave.), weekday hours, including AHVs, are stated as being from 6 am to 10 pm, with Saturday work from 9 am to 5 pm.

This is unlike the previous update, which accurately stated that an AHV allowed weekday work to start at 5 am.

A variance allows a 5 am start
And yes, as shown in the screenshot at right, the developer and construction company do have an AHV to start weekday work at 5 am.

It's perplexing that they can't get it right.

At B12 & B13

At the B12 and B13 sites (615 Dean St. and 595 Dean St.), excavation and foundation work continue, and "Saturday work will continue."

No hours are specified, but there was an AHV for 9 am to 5 pm yesterday. Nothing is listed yet for future weeks.  

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