Construction Update: Weeks of 5/30/22 and 6/6/22

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

May 30, 2022

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600 W. 125th Street

Current Phase of Construction: Excavation and Foundation:

  • Noisy work should be expected during most days during this phase of construction
  • Excavation and foundation is anticipated to be complete by the end of the third quarter of 2022

What is Happening During the Next Two Weeks:

  • Utility work on 125th Street is complete and daytime utility work will begin on Broadway pending approval of permits.  Work will involve the contractor saw cutting and breaking up the street to install the new building utility connections (for future water and sanitary) by using jackhammers, road saw, and backhoe.  A dump truck will be used to remove material.
  • Northern perimeter foundation work is in progress
  • Installation of soil plugs which includes the drilling of metal sleeves and injecting concrete
  • Concrete trucks will be used to install the ejector pits and elevator pit
  • Underground utility installation for the building has commenced
  • Excavator will be used to complete site grading and clean up

 

Studebaker Building Façade Repairs and Roof Replacement

  • Removal of the spalled concrete wall at the east elevation is continuing on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors through the week of June 13, weather permitting.  Removal of spalled concrete requires chipping and some jackhammering, and it will take approximately 3-4 days per floor.
  • Removal of the inboard facing brick at the parapet wall on the north and west elevations is anticipated to be performed between June 2 and June 17. 

 

Site 4 (project site at 125th Street and 12th Avenue)

  • Geothermal drilling and testing are occurring through June 3
  • Flow and temperature testing is ongoing

 

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 hours adjusted within that window depending on the construction activity. 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.

  • 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