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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)

The latest Construction Update (nothing happening) and a small footnote re Empire State Development

It's no big deal, but it's worth nothing that two versions of the same Construction Update email were sent yesterday to recipients of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park updates on the mailing list maintained by Empire State Development (ESD), the state authority that oversees/shepherds the project.

The text of the email:
Attached for your information is the February 5, 2024, and February 12, 2024 Atlantic Yards Project construction activity update. As a reminder, please be advised that construction alert emails will be sent once a month until there is a change in construction activity. Bi-weekly construction alerts will continue to update on the Atlantic Yards website
As stated in the document (bottom), regarding the future platform over the MTA's Vanderbilt Yard, "There are no construction activities scheduled for the reporting period."

And that means, without the platform, no tower construction.

Who's behind it?

The email was attributed to ESD's Atlantic Yards Project Team. The first version was sent by David Viana, who was announced at last month's meeting of the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation as the new Assistant Vice-President of Community Relations and Subsidiary Management.

The second, "correct" version, came from a generic ESD/Atlantic Yards email address.

But at least we know that Viana, who presumably will appear at future project-related public meetings, is involved.