Construction Update: Weeks of 10/17/22 and 10/24/22

The latest updates on what to expect and construction updates related to the Manhattanville campus.

October 14, 2022

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600 W. 125th Street

Current Phase of Construction: Superstructure:

  • Noisy work should be expected during most days during this phase of construction
  • The superstructure contractor is anticipated to gradually begin working on site starting the week of October 17
  • The superstructure phase is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2023

What is Happening During the Next Two Weeks:

  • Daytime utility work on Broadway is underway. Work will involve the contractor saw cutting and breaking up the sidewalk to install the new building sewer connections by using jackhammers, road saw, and backhoe. A dump truck will be used to remove material. 
  • Installation of eastern ground floor slab
  • Mobilization of the superstructure contractor and delivery of the tower crane
  • Installation of tower crane pad
  • An excavator will be used to complete cleanup and backfill
  • Installation of sidewalk protection and rooftop protection at adjacent buildings. In addition, protection for the 125th Street subway station escalator will be performed during the week of October 17, from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • Regular work hours temporarily extended until 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


Studebaker Building Façade Repairs and Roof Replacement

  • Pipe scaffolding installation is complete at the west elevation and the freight elevator tower.  Selective areas of terra cotta, concrete and brick piers will be demolished. Intermittent drilling, grinding noise and dust are expected mainly on the 6th floor. Noise level may be intense at times.
  • Terra cotta repairs will continue at the north parapet wall. Work is mostly quiet but occasional drilling is expected, mainly on the 6th floor. 
  • Roof removal and replacement will begin at the stairwell bulkhead roofs at the northeast and northwest corners, south center bay, and at the freight elevator tower roof. Constant scraping noise is expected during removal, followed by mostly quiet work.  
  • Starting the week of October 31, the pipe scaffolding on the south elevation will be removed.


Please note that all activities are subject to change based on weather and other field conditions.



    What to Expect

    • Regular working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, with after-hours work occurring until 8:00 p.m.  Some work may be performed on weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in accordance with all necessary permits from the New York City Department of Buildings. Note that contractors may mobilize on site approximately 30 to 45 minutes before work commences.

    • The MTA will be installing protection at the 125th Street subway station escalator during the week of October 17 between 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
    • Although contractors carefully stage construction activities to minimize disruption to the surrounding community, the nature of construction work is such that some disruptions will occur. Expect some noise, vibration, dust, and other related impacts due to construction. Read about our comprehensive clean construction program and mitigation protocols.
    • The parking lane will be closed on the south side of W. 125th Street from Broadway to St. Clair Place.  Parking will not be available on the south side of W. 125th Street from Broadway to the mid-block in front of the entire length of the 600 W. 125th Street construction fence.
    • Refer to street signage for the west side of Broadway from 129th to 130th Streets — parking is allowed from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., and on weekends