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August 27, 2007


Here's the latest Ratnerville Demolition Update straight from the Empire Strikes Back Development Corporation's web site, with a few minor corrections.

Weeks of August 27, 2007 – September 3, 2007

In an effort to keep the Atlantic Yards Ratnerville Community aware of upcoming construction demolition activities, ESD and Forest City Ratner are providing the following outline of anticipated upcoming construction activities.

Please note: the scope and nature of activities are subject to change based upon field conditions.

Long Island Rail Road/Vanderbilt Yard Work

  • Mid-block piles are complete; excavation and lagging to begin from mid-block piles south.
  • Excavation of material and preparation to drill piles at Southeast Gas Station (block 1121, lot 47)
  • Continue test piles for Temporary Train Trestle foundation piles.
  • Continue test pits on Pacific Street within the area which has already been closed pursuant to the Pacific Street Maintenance and Protection of Traffic Plan (MPT) on block 1121 to confirm location of existing street utilities proximate to layout of piles.
  • Mobilization to East Portal; preparation for drilling of piles.
  • Continue soil excavation and removal in block 1121 west to east.
  • Continue construction and debris removal.

Abatement and Demolition Work

All work described below will comply with the additional oversight and protocols by the Department of Buildings (DOB) that were established on April 30th.

  • Demolition has been completed at 175 Flatbush Avenue (block 1118, lot 6), and 177 Flatbush Avenue (block 1118, lot 5). Cleanup and backfill will be underway.
  • The double-shift abatement and emergency demolition work on the parapets at 800 Pacific Street (block 1129, lot 25) will be completed, and then the completion of the roof abatement will commence with an anticipated duration of four-six weeks. Once all of the abatement is completed, demolition of the building will commence.
  • Demolition has commenced at 546 Vanderbilt Avenue (block 1129, lot 54), and is anticipated to be underway for the next two–three months.
  • Abatement will continue at 814 Pacific Street (block 1127, lot 45), 818 Pacific Street (block 1127, lot 46), and 542 Vanderbilt Avenue (block 1127, lot 50).
  • Abatement will continue at 465 Dean Street (block 1127/lot 54).

Posted by lumi at August 27, 2007 11:55 AM