Work is continuing on the perimeter of the Manhattan West site on 33rd Street from 9th Avenue to 10th Avenue along Brookfield’s property line. The perimeter will be bumped out to the street corner along 33rd Street and the current pedestrian path will be moved into the street.
This New York City Department of Transportation-approved work will last approximately two weeks to install. It will only be done during regular construction hours between 7:00am and 6:00pm.
There is no drilling, chopping, or excavation work planned for this coming weekend. A new ramp is being constructed to provide vehicle access to platform and will require a small pour in the morning of Saturday, Nov. 15. Work will begin at 7 am on 31st Street. We are scheduled for another concrete pour on Saturday and the trucks will be situated on the south side of the project site.
450 West 33rd Street
Through mid-December will be installing a sidewalk shed over Dyer Avenue in preparation for the work that will commence in 2015. Due to work hour restrictions imposed by the Port Authority, the work must occur between 10pm and 7am.
Beginning in early January, the exterior renovation of 450 West 33rd Street will commence and include a new pleated glass facade and new retail storefronts along the streetscape.
The new planned time frames for façade concrete panel removals are as follows:
- Dyer Avenue: 1/2/15 -5/22/15
- 10th Avenue: 4/9/15 – 6/16/15
- 31st Street: 7/16/15 – 9/4/15
- 33rd Street: 7/21/15 – 9/4/15
On Monday, Nov. 17, we will be performing additional sound testing utilizing the latest robotic technology in an effort to see if we can reduce sound output and complete the façade work faster. The testing will occur on the 33rd Street side of the building closer to 10th Avenue than our previous testing.