Construction Update: Weeks of 2/17/20 and 2/24/20

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

February 16, 2020

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What is Happening

Columbia Business School

Site 7 (Western Site)

  • Elevator rail installation is near complete
  • Plumbing and ductwork are in progress up to roof level
  • Curtain wall installation is in progress on levels 3 through 11
  • Urban layer glass is in progress
  • Interior wall layout and framing is in progress up to level 11
  • Overhead mechanicals is ongoing
  • Rooftop equipment will be picked and set in late February.  Roof prep ongoing.

Site 6B (Eastern Site)

  • Interior wall layout, framing, and overhead mechanical, electrical, and plumbing is in progress up to level 6
  • Exterior east elevation metal panel framing is installed up to level 6
  • Exterior wall panels installation is in progress on levels 2 through 6
  • Riser ductwork and pipe installation is ongoing
  • Storm/sanitary piping is ongoing
  • Rooftop equipment will be picked and set in late February.  Roof prep ongoing.

Below Grade Activity / W. 131st Street Utilities

  • Domestic water, sanitary, and storm-piping is ongoing at all levels.  A few sanitary and storm connections are tied-in for temporary use.
  • Primary chilled water mains and high-pressure steam piping in the utility tunnel are progressing to completion and pressure testing to begin shortly; secondary HVAC piping work is ongoing in sub-cellar levels 1 and 3
  • Air handling units on Site 7 at sub-cellar level 1 and W. 130th Street energy transfer room are being hooked up with piping and ductwork
  • HVAC equipment installation in the W. 130th street energy transfer room is progressing to completion
  • Installation of sprinkler and fire alarm systems is in progress
  • Installation of masonry walls at ramp and sub-cellar level 3
  • Top down wall construction on sub-cellar levels 1 and 2
  • Concrete placement for equipment pads is ongoing
  • Sheet metal ductwork in Site 7 and Site 6B
  • Ductwork risers are ongoing in mechanical shafts in Site 7 and 6B
  • L1 Plaza drainage, waterproofing, and topping slab development work is on-going
  • Block filler and floor sealant is ongoing

W. 125th Street South Side Demolition

  • Fourth submission of demolition plans to be sent to NYC Department of Buildings  
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing disconnects at the east wall at Prentis Hall and wall patching is ongoing
  • Work permit was approved for fire standpipe and steam line cut and cap


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