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From the latest Construction Update: another (extended? rescheduled?) crane jump on Dean Street

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Nov. 1 (today), was circulated Friday Oct. 29 at 5:10 pm (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

There are only a few changes from the previous update. Notably, Crane Jump for the East Tower of the B12/B13 site (615 Dean St./595 Dean St.) is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 3. 

(It's unclear from the text whether this is a re-scheduled crane jump from August, when it was previously announced, or a successor action, but note the comment at bottom from a neighbor saying that this is simply the crane going higher. That should be easy to explain in the document, as long as the developer/ESD want to inform the public. I wrote similarly about the West Tower crane jump two weeks ago.)

Also, repeating from two weeks ago, Con Ed may be on site to install interconnection feeder cables between vaults. Parking on Dean St. in front of the East Vault may be reduced by approximately five to six parking spaces

After-hours work continues

Regarding after-hours work at B4 (18 Sixth Ave.), the Construction Update accurately lists weekday work 5 am to 10 pm, Saturday work 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday work 9 am to 5 pm.

Regarding after-hours work at B15 (662 Pacific St.), the document accurately cites weekday work 6 am to 10 pm, Saturday work 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday work 9 am to 5 pm.

Regarding after-hours work at B12 & B13, the document accurately states weekday work hours are 6 am to 6 pm. It also says "Saturday work from 9 AM – 5 PM will continue during this reporting period," though no permit for next Saturday has been issued yet.

This past Saturday's permit was from 9 am to 5:30 pm, as were several previous Saturdays, despite information to the contrary in the Construction Update. A small difference, but not unimportant. They take what they can get.

Remember, such after-hours work allows the developers to meet their schedule. That takes priority over neighborhood impacts.


  1. Anonymous8:54 AM

    I've been observing for past couple of years - it's an additional crane jump not a delayed implementation of the previously announced crane jump. If you look, you'll notice that they only add about 10 floors of height to the crane per crane jump - my guess is that it is to maintain stability as the crane also gets anchored to the building under construction. Now that they are on the repetitive, relatively small floor plates of the tower portions, they are moving quite quickly.

    1. Thanks for the update, that makes sense. (And I'll clarify in the main article) But it shouldn't be an issue I question--this is info that should be explained in the document.


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