Construction Update: Weeks of 11/25/19 and 12/2/19

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

November 22, 2019

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What is Happening

The Forum

  • Closeout of trades is complete

Columbia Business School

Site 7 (Western Site)

  • Concrete is installed up to the roof and elevator machine room
  • Egress stair pours are in progress
  • Elevator rail installation to begin in December
  • Plumbing and ductwork are in progress up to level 10
  • Curtain wall installation is in progress on levels 3 through 11
  • Interior wall layout and framing in progress up to level 10

Site 6B (Eastern Site)

  • Concrete slab placed up to level 9
  • Spray on fireproofing is up to level 7
  • Interior wall layout and framing is in progress through level 3
  • Exterior east elevation metal panels are installed up to level6
  • Curtain wall curbs and anchor installation is up to level 6
  • Exterior wall panels are expected to be on site    

Below Grade Activity / W. 131st Street Utilities

  • Working on Department of Environmental Protection punchlist for W. 131st Street
  • Domestic water, sanitary, storm-piping and fixtures installation is ongoing
  • Sprinkler system installation is in progress
  • Installation of chilled water supply and return, and high-pressure steam main and condensate return piping installation in utility tunnel and sub-cellar level 1
  • Fire alarm system installation is in progress
  • Installation of masonry walls, concrete curbs, and equipment pads at sub-cellar levels 1 and 3
  • All air handling units are on site and installation is in progress
  • The W. 130th Street energy transfer room equipment installation is ongoing
  • Sheet metal ductwork is ongoing in Site 7, Site 6B and W. 130th Street
  • West Loading dock development ongoing
  • L1 Plaza cricket and waterproofing work ongoing
  • Block filler and floor sealant ongoing 
  • Installation under side of ramp ongoing
  • Top down wall construction ongoing in Site 7, sub-cellar level 1

W. 132nd Street Demolition Project

  • Demobilizing remaining materials/equipment

W. 125th Street South Side Demolition

  • Sidewalk bridge to be installed
  • Warehouse roof abatement at 614 W. 125th Street

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 12th Ave. is opened for one-way westbound traffic