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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park infographics: what's built/what's coming/what's missing, who's responsible, + project FAQ/timeline (pinned post)

From the latest (non-) Construction Update: no new work, just continued open space work at 595 Dean

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning  Monday, Sept. 4, was circulated yesterday at 9:04 am (lead time) by email by Empire State Development (ESD), the state authority that oversees/shepherds the project.

There's no major construction activity, but, at the B12/B13 towers (595 Dean), "East Courtyard Work remains to be completed pending final delivery of materials." 

Indeed, the open space isn't yet done, though the buildings have been open for months--albeit not for the "affordable" units.

Baseline competency

The document notes that weekday work hours are 7 am-6 pm and adds "Saturday work is not currently scheduled during this reporting period."

That clarification is a reminder that, for many months, the Updates had misleadingly suggested after-hours work might continue.

As with the Update two weeks ago, as I wrote, it's a return to minimal competency, with no obvious errors, a document circulated by email (as had been the practice before it was suspended), and no misleading tease about what construction activities might start regarding the platform needed to support three towers over one block of the MTA's Vanderbilt Yard. That platform is on hold.

I'd note that ESD does not update the public on work at the middle-school in the base of B15, 662 Pacific Street (aka Plank Road), which is being conducted by the School Construction Authority and should be finished by fall 2025.