New York University is scheduled to perform standard Local Law 11 repairs to the facade of 20 Cooper Square. In addition, repairs will be made to the sidewalk vault along the Cooper Square side of the building. The project is scheduled to begin in March 2019 and continue through fall 2019. All work is weather and site condition permitting.

Work Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Current Project Update

August 26, 2019

  • Facade work is scheduled to continue through September 2019.
  • This work is weather dependent.

Scope of Work

  • As in most Local Law 11 cases, work will be performed by contractors using a swing scaffold to lower themselves down the side of the building.
  • Facade repairs will require the occasional grinding and removal of mortar and masonry. This work is done with small hand tools and will create some noise. A minimal amount of dust will be generated in the area immediately surrounding the work.
  • If any asbestos containing material, or ACM, is detected in the mastic that lies behind the brick facade, contractors will implement safe abatement protocols to securely dispose of it. Contractors can only detect ACM when they removed bricks; if they discover any, they will safely handle, remove, and bag the material, whereupon it will be transported to a protected ACM disposal unit.
  • In addition, the project will repair the vaults below the sidewalk of the building's perimeter on the Cooper Square side of the building. Following vault repairs, contractors are scheduled to repair cracks and uneven concrete in front of the building. Work will include intermittent jack hammering to remove the affected sidewalks and pouring of new concrete.
  • The project will be phased in order to reduce pedestrian impact. The worksite will be roped off and pedestrians will be able to walk around the affected areas.
  • As with any active construction site, dust may be generated in the area immediately surrounding the work and noise and odors may be generated by hand tools and mechanical equipment such as jackhammers and compressors.

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