Weeks of 5/22/17 and 5/29/17

Project site, aerial view looking northeast, May 19, 2017

What is Happening

Jerome L. Greene Science Center

  • Fit out of retail space, southeast quadrant

Lenfest Center for the Arts

  • Installing exterior lights and cameras

University Forum

  • Mobilize to start masonry walls work at the BG level
  • Bolting, plumbing, welding and decking are ongoing on levels 4 and 5
  • Electrical conduits and stub-ups are completed on level 3
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing sleeves and curtain wall and precast embeds are being installed on level 3
  • Wire mesh and rebar to be installed on level 3 for May 24 concrete pour
  • Completing bolting of fire stairs A and B

Open Space: Small Square and site work on W.129th, W.130th and Broadway around Jerome L. Greene Science Center

  • Planting of street trees on W.129th and W.130th streets
  • Continue work in the Woodland Walk
  • Remove site perimeter fence and lane closure along W.130th Street

Phase 2 Foundations

  • Mass excavation work (westerly portion of site bounded by 12th Ave, W.130th and W.131st streets)
  • Temporary support of excavation work along W.131st Street and the Studebaker building
  • Installation of temporary tiebacks and walers at the east soldier pile wall
  • Installation of second level tiebacks at north mid-block section of the site
  • Ramp excavation, tieback installation and walers at project site towards 12th Ave, between W.125th and W.130th streets
  • Load testing on foundation minipiles

What to Expect

Construction Activity

  • Regular weekday work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday work hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Material deliveries to site is ongoing

Temporary Traffic and Transportation Impacts

  • West 129th Street (between Broadway and West 125th Street) has closed. It is anticipated that W.129th Street will reopen in May 2017.  
  • No standing on W.125th Street between Broadway and W.129th Street
  • Truck loading only on the west side of Broadway from 129th to 130th streets
  • W.131st Street between Broadway and 615 W.131st Street is closed and will remain closed until the early 2019