Construction Update: Weeks of 10/21/19 and 10/28/19

October 18, 2019

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What is Happening

The Forum

  • Punchlist

Columbia Business School

Site 7 (Western Site)

  • Concrete is installed up to the roof and elevator machine room
  • Egress stair pours are in progress
  • Plumbing and ductwork up to level 6
  • Spray on fireproofing is up to level 11
  • Curtain wall installation is partially up to level 7
  • Interior wall installation up to level 5

Site 6B (Eastern Site)

  • Concrete slab placed up to level 8
  • Curtain wall curbs and anchor installation are up to level 5
  • Spray on fireproofing is up to level 6
  • Exterior east elevation framing for metal panels is up to level 4
  • Interior wall layout is in progress

Below Grade Activity / W. 131st Street Utilities

  • Street light work on W. 131st Street
  • Road and sidewalk demolition and excavation on W. 131st Street
  • Tying new sanitary lines and storm lines into the Studebaker Building
  • Installing IT conduits on W. 131st Street
  • Coring penetrations for laterals at the Studebaker Building
  • Plumbing and sprinkler piping ongoing at sub cellar 1 and 3 levels
  • Installation of chilled water supply and return, and high pressure steam main and condensate return piping installation in utility tunnel
  • Installation of masonry walls, concrete curbs, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) pads at sub-cellar 1 and 3 levels
  • Beam penetrations for CDS units (a unit that captures and treats stormwater runoff onsite before entering the city's sewer system)
  • Overhead conduits and concrete structrual supports ongoing
  • Tower crane slab in-fill
  • MEP equipment rigging ongoing
  • Site 6B and Site 7 loading dock development
  • Insulation under side of ramp
  • Masonry trade mobilizing

W. 132nd Street Demolition Project

  • Clean up of debris of 3259 Broadway and hauling debris offsite
  • Installing new site fence

W. 125th Street South Side Demolition

  • Temporary power and light installation
  • General cleaning
  • Installing construction fence at warehouse
  • Installing sidewalk bridge at warehouse and guard booth

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

What to Expect

Construction Activity

  • Regular weekday work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
  • Material deliveries to site is ongoing

Temporary Traffic and Transportation Impacts

  • Refer to street signage for the west side of Broadway from 129th to 130th Streets -- parking is allowed after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends
  • W. 131st Street between Broadway and 615 W. 131st Street is closed and will remain closed until the fourth quarter of 2019