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From the latest Construction Update: B12 hoist comes down next week; delivery and garbage removal will use residential Dean Street; again, no update on platform.

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 31, was circulated at 6:24 pm yesterday (two business days late!) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), which is dominated by Greenland USA.

The biggest change, compared with the previous period, involves work on the southeast block of the site, where two towers, B12 and B13 (615 Dean St. and 595 Dean St.), are under construction.

Starting next week, the the East Hoist --the outside elevator and platforms--outside B12 will be removed to allow for the remaining windows to be installed. That means daily deliveries and garbage removal will go through the residential loading dock on Dean Street, "as the site transitions from a construction site to a fully occupied building."

Once the hoist removal process begins, the project can no longer accept deliveries via Pacific Street, the demapped street used for construction access. Deliveries are expected to include mostly interior finish items such as wall covering, paint, cleaning supplies, furniture, carpet, and window shades. Deliveries will be scheduled from 7 am to 5:30 pm Mondays to Fridays and from 9 am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Flagmen as required to direct pedestrians accordingly on the Dean St. sidewalk will be present as the delivery or garbage truck pulls into the loading dock area. The trucks, according to the notice, will not impede pedestrian movement on the Dean St. sidewalk.

The existing sidewalk shed on Dean St. will remain in place. The fence along Dean St. has been modified with a gate to allow trucks to enter the building’s permanent loading dock. That means the loss of an estimated two to three parking spaces to allow truck access.

 Also at B12, window washing operations may begin during these two weeks.

Platform work may start 

For more than five months, they've suggested that the preparatory stage of platform work--crucial to three of the six towers over the Vanderbilt Yard--will finally start, but it still requires, as stated, permits to constrain sidewalk access and traffic around the block bounded by Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street and by Sixth and Carlton Avenues. 

That's the first block of platform work. At the most recent Quality of Life meeting, we were told by a Greenland USA rep--dubiously, in my view, since it hadn't disclosed before--that the main delay was cause by unfinished water main work on the south side of Atlantic. That work was finished five weeks ago, but we haven't learned any more.
Afer-hours work continues; again incorrect 

Regarding after-hours work at B12 & B13 (615 Dean St/595 Dean St.) on the southeast block, the document accurately says there's a variance for work to start at 6 am on weekdays. 

It also says "Saturday work from 9 AM – 5 PM will continue." As with the past months, the most recent variance was for 9 am to 5:30 pm.

That continues a pattern. They--GFCP and site developer TF Cornerstone--just don't care about getting it right. Nor does the state authority ESD.