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383 Lafayette Street, Academic Space Center Renovation


NYU is renovating the interior of 383 Lafayette Street to create a space for an academic and student support center.

This project includes internal renovation, facade restoration, roof work, installation of new windows, and the erection of a new building on an adjoining lot.

 

Information for Neighbors

 

Project Timeline
 

  • The project began in spring of 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2016.
  • Interior renovations will continue throughout the duration of the project.
  • Facade restoration is scheduled to continue through the fall of 2015.
  • Installation of new windows is scheduled to commence December 2015.
  • Roof work on the existing building is scheduled to continue through the fall of 2015.
  • Installation of new Con Edison service and water lines is scheduled for summer of 2015.
  • Work for the erection of the new building on the adjoining lot is scheduled to commence in May and continue through the duration of the project.
    • Phase 1: Mobilization on site - During this phase, workers will begin to prep the empty lot for foundation work.
    • Phase 2: Foundation work - During this phase, excavation (removing rock and soil) and underpinning (strengthening the existing foundation and surrounding foundations) work occurs. This work is schedule to take approximately two months, field and weather conditions permitting.
    • Phase 3: Concrete/steel work - During this phase, regular noticeable activities will include frequent deliveries of steel and other materials via truck and crane(s), positioning and installation of steel beams to erect the building and its walls, and regular pouring of concrete from trucks for the new foundation. This work is scheduled to start in the summer and continue through the fall/winter of 2015.
    • Phase 4: Fit out -  During this phase, the building is enclosed and interior construction is underway. This work continues for the duration of the project.

Scope of Work

 

  • The project consists of internal renovation, facade restoration, roof work, installation of new windows, the erection of a new building on an adjoining lot, and sidewalk replacement.
  • Periodic asbestos abatement will require the use of specialized disposal truck.
  • Perdiodic use of a packer truck will be required to grind debris as it is removed.
  • As per the Department of Transportation, the south side of East 4th Street (alongside 383 Lafayette and its adjoining lot) will require a partial lane closure to account for construction staging within a fenced in perimeter (dumpster placement, truck loading, materials deliveries, etc). Vehicular traffic on East 4th Street will not be affected, unless otherwise necessary for project work. To accommodate the construction staging and fenced in perimeter, parking spaces across the fenced in perimeter on East 4th Street will be rendered inaccessible. Pedestrian traffic will shift to the north side of East 4th Street. Pedestrian traffic will continue to remain open on Lafayette Street.
  • Periodic material deliveries and staging, dumpster truck placement, crane use, etc will all be located within the fenced in perimeter on the south side of East 4th Street.
  • New sidewalk bridging will be installed alongside the Lafayette Street side of the building.
  • Fencing will be installed alongside the East 4th street side of the building and its adjoining lot. In addition, scaffolding will be installed along the north and west perimeter wall of the building for facade restoration.
  • A mobile office trailer, for the contractor, will be located alongside the Lafayette Street side of the building. This will require a parking lane closure alongside the building on Lafayette.

Updates and Announcements

 

Construction Update, February 9

Tonight's crane activity to hoist the cooling tower on the existing buildings' roof has been cancelled. The crane lift will be rescheduled for another date.

Construction Update, February 4

Due to weather conditions, the concrete pours for each floor's foundation have been rescheduled to begin on Monday, February 8th and take 5 business days (weekdays) to complete. This work is contingent on good weather. As a reminder, the concrete manufacturer will need to be on-site early to start the concrete pour process since the concrete needs to be poured within an hour and half of it being mixed. The concrete mixture is produced at a factory in Queens and due to early morning high-traffic conditions between Queens and Manhattan, and in order to not risk the concrete mixture being ruined, the concrete pour is scheduled to start as early as 7:00 am. The process to level off the surfaces for each floor's foundation will then occur throughout the rest of the day until it is set.

The building is enclosed and interior work is scheduled to continue commencing at 7:00 am. There will be no exterior work, deliveries, or removals until 8:00 am (this excludes the 5 days of concrete pours at the building addition).

At the direction of the Department of Transportation (DOT), a crane is scheduled to be staged in front of the building on East 4th Street on Tuesday, February 9, weather permitting. DOT will require us to close East 4th Street to vehicular traffic in order to safely hoist the cooling tower on the existing building's roof. DOT has scheduled the crane lift to occur after 9:00 pm and has dictated that the street will need to be reopened to vehicular traffic by 6:00 am. Streets will remain open to pedestrian traffic, and flagmen will be present to safely direct pedestrians while the crane is in use.

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continue.

Construction Update, February 1

In the coming days, workers will start to prep the building addition space so that they can start to build the foundation for each floor. Once prepped, the concrete pours for each floor's foundation will start this Thursday, February 4th and take 5 business days (weekdays) to complete. This work is contingent on good weather. The concrete manufacturer will need to be on-site early to start the concrete pour process as the concrete needs to be poured within an hour and half of it being mixed. Unfortunately, the concrete mixture is produced at a factory in Queens and due to early morning, high traffic conditions between Queens and Manhattan and in order to not risk the concrete mixture being ruined the concrete pour is scheduled to start as early as 7:00am. The process to level off the surfaces for each floor's foundation will then occur throughout the rest of the day until it is set.

The building is now enclosed and interior work at the existing building will commence at 7:00am. There will be no exterior work, deliveries, or removals until 8am (this excludes the 5 days of concrete pours at the building addition). Please contact me if any issues arise with this as we do not anticipate audible noise once the existing building is enclosed.

At the direction of the Department of Transportation (DOT), a crane is scheduled to be staged in front of the building on East 4th Street on February 9th, weather permitting. DOT will require us to close East 4th Street to vehicular traffic in order to safely hoist the cooling tower on the existing building's roof. DOT has scheduled the crane lift to occur after 9:00pm and has dictated that the street will need to be reopened to vehicular traffic by 6:00am. Streets will remain open to pedestrian traffic, and flagmen will be present to safely direct pedestrians while the crane is in use.  

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continue.

Construction Update, January 28

At the direction of the Department of Transportation (DOT), tonight's crane lift required to hoist the cooling tower up to the existing building's roof has been rescheduled. A crane is now scheduled to be staged in front of the building on East 4th Street on February 9, weather permitting. DOT will require the closure of East 4th Street to vehicular traffic during the crane lift for safety, and has scheduled the crane lift to occur after 9:00pm. The street will be reopened to vehicular traffic by 6:00am on February 10. Streets will remain open to pedestrian traffic, and flagmen will be present to safely direct pedestrians, while the crane is in use. 

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continue.

Construction Update, January 22

The positioning and installation of the steel frame at the building addition is now complete. The next phase is to prep the space so that workers can build the foundation for each floor. Once prepped, the concrete pours for each floor's foundation is scheduled to occur the first week of February, weather permitting.

The installation of new windows, in the current building, continues and you may have noticed that many are already up. There are some areas where windows will not be installed until later in the project as they are a means of egress and safety for the construction workers, and as a way for them to get materials in and out of the building. These areas will be covered with plywood when not in use so that the building is "enclosed." We anticipate to have an "enclosed" building by the first week of February and will start interior work at the existing building at 7am. There will be no exterior work, deliveries, or removals until 8am. Please contact me if any issues arise with this as we do not anticipate audible noise once the existing building is enclosed.

At the direction of the Department of Transportation (DOT), a crane is scheduled to be staged in front of the building on East 4th Street on January 28th, weather permitting. DOT will require us to close East 4th Street to vehicular traffic in order to safely hoist the cooling tower on the existing building's roof. DOT has scheduled the crane lift to occur after 9:00pm and has dictated that the street will need to be reopened to vehicular traffic by 6:00am. Streets will remain open to pedestrian traffic, and flagmen will be present to safely direct pedestrians while the crane is in use.  

Due to the impending storm, NYU's cleaning team will be onsite this coming weekend to clear snow off the crosswalks, catch basins, within the lane closure, and inside the building addition site.

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continue.

Construction Update, December 25

Foundation work for the building addition is almost complete.

The building addition's next phase involves the positioning and installation of the steel frame. In order to do this work, a crane is scheduled to be staged within the lane closure on East 4th Street on December 28th. The timing for the crane's arrival will be determined by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

The installation of new windows, in the current building, is scheduled to start in late December.

A second crane is scheduled to be on site in early January to assist in hoisting a new cooling tower to the building's roof.  The time, date, location of the crane, and type of street closure (partial or full street closure) will be determined by the Department of Transportation (DOT). At this time, we project that DOT will require us to close East 4th Street to vehicular traffic in order to safely hoist the crane. Streets will remain open to pedestrian traffic, and flagmen will be present to safely direct pedestrians while the crane is in use.

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continue.

Construction Update, December 4

Foundation work for the building addition is almost complete.  

The building additions next phase involves the positioning and installation of the steel frame. In order to do this work, a crane is scheduled to be staged within the lane closure on East 4th Street during the week of December 7th. The timing for the crane's arrival will be determined by the Department of Transportation (DOT).  

The installation of new windows, in the current building, is scheduled to start in late December.

A second crane is scheduled to be on site in late December to assist in hoisting a new cooling tower to the building's roof.  The time, date, location of the crane, and type of street closure (partial or full street closure) will be determined by the Department of Transportation (DOT). At this time, we project that DOT will require us to close East 4th Street to vehicular traffic in order to safely hoist the crane. Streets will remain open to pedestrian traffic, and flagmen will be present to safely direct pedestrians while the crane is in use.

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continue.

Construction Update, October 30

Excavation for the building addition is almost complete. Simultaneously, work on the foundation walls for the building addition has commenced.  

A crane will be required on site to hoist a new cooling tower to the building's roof. The crane has been rescheduled to mid-November.  The time, date, location of the crane, and type of street closure (partial or full street closure) will be determined by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Neighbors will be given advance notice and additional details about this work before it begins.

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continues.

A crane will periodically be on site, within the fenced in perimeter, for material deliveries into the building.

The installation of new windows, in the current building, is scheduled to start in early to mid November.

Construction Update, September 25

Excavation for the building addition continues. Simultaneously, work on the foundation walls for the building addition is scheduled to commence next week.  

In early October, a crane will be required on site to hoist a new cooling tower to the building's roof. The time, date, location of the crane, and type of street closure (partial or full street closure) will be determined by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Neighbors will be given advance notice and additional details about this work before it begins.

In the next two weeks, all the materials and equipment in the empty lot will be moved within the perimeter wall. Due to this, the barrier on East 4th Street will be enclosed by a fence instead of its current barrier system.

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continues.

A crane will periodically be on site, within the fenced in perimeter, for material deliveries into the building.

The installation of new windows, in the current building, is scheduled to start in October.

Construction Update, September 11

Excavation for the building addition continues. Work on the foundation walls for the building addition is scheduled to commence in the coming weeks.  

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continues.

A crane will periodically be on site, within the fenced in perimeter, for material deliveries into the building.

In the coming weeks, all the materials and equipment in the empty lot will be moved within the perimeter wall.

The installation of new windows, in the current building, is scheduled to start in October.

Construction Update, July 29

Excavation for the building addition continues.  

Interior construction, roof work, and facade work continues.

A crane will be on site, within the fenced in perimeter, for material deliveries into the building.

Construction Update, June 12

Work on the new water and sewer installation system continues and is scheduled to take approximately one week to complete. Workers will need to excavate the street (within the enclosed barrier) to conduct the installation work.

Mobilization for the building addition, such as prep and clean up of the site, is scheduled to start Monday, June 15th. Site excavation, shoring, and soldier piling is scheduled to start Monday, June 22nd. This work is conducted in a number of phases.

Interior construction, roof demolition, and facade work continues.

Construction Update, June 10

Work on the new water and sewer installation system has been rescheduled to start on June 11th and take approximately one week to complete. Workers will need to excavate the street (within the enclosed barrier) to conduct the installation work.

Mobilization for the work on the building addition is scheduled to commence June 15th.This work is conducted in a number of phases.

Interior construction, roof demolition, and facade work continues.

Construction Update, May 29

Work on the new water and sewer installation system has been rescheduled to start on June 1st and take approximately one week to complete. Workers will need to excavate the street (within the enclosed barrier) to conduct the installation work.

Mobilization for the work on the building addition is delayed and is now scheduled to commence the week of June 15th (the week of June 8th at the earliest).This work is conducted in a number of phases.

Interior construction, roof demolition, and facade work continues.

Construction Update, May 8

Con Edison continues to work on the installation of new service for the building on the East 4th Street side (within the enclosed barrier). Con Edison has informed us that the work is scheduled to take them an additional week to complete.

Work on the new water and sewer installation system is scheduled to start on Monday, May 11th and take approximately one week to complete. Workers will need to excavate the street (within the enclosed barrier) to conduct the installation work.

Mobilization for the work on the building addition is scheduled to commence on Monday, May 18th. This work is conducted in a number of phases. In order to build the addition, excavation must occur in the empty lot through the use of excavation equipment. During excavation, workers will be: removing rock and soil, supporting the excavation through a shoring method, underpinning, and pouring the foundation and its walls. Shoring is a system used during site excavation to provide support to adjacent buildings, sidewalks, and roadways. This project will utilize the soldier pile system which provides close site control during excavation. Soldier piles are installed in the ground with conventional pile-rigging equipment. Pile driving hammers will not be used for this project.A dust mitigation plan is in place to reduce the amount of dust during excavation. Contractors comply with OSHA's demolition and excavation requirements as well as additional dust control requirements put in place by NYU's Office of Construction Management. The prep and excavation period will take approximately 2 months, field and weather conditions permitting.

Interior construction, roof demolition, and facade work continues.

Construction Update, May 1

Interior construction, roof demolition, and facade work continues.

The permanent lane closure on the south side of East 4th Street is now in effect.

Mobilization for the work on the building addition is scheduled to commence in mid-May. This work will involve several phases which I will explain in detail as work progresses.  All of the work for the building addition is field and weather conditions permitting.

Con Edison is currently undertaking the installation of new service and water lines for the building on the East 4th Street side of 383 Lafayette Street within the enclosed barrier.  

Construction Update, March 20

We have received our NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) permits and will commence mobilization next week.

Workers are scheduled to start mobilizing the week of March 23rd. There will be increased activity in the empty lot as they will be completing abatement of the roof and east wall of the building.

During the week of March 23rd, the partial lane closure will periodically be set up to account for construction staging and minor interior work in the building.  The lane closure will permanently go into effect for the project on Monday, March 30th.

Construction Update, March 6

We anticipate receiving NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) permits by next week and commencing mobilization upon approvals.

Workers are scheduled to be onsite the week of March 9th in order to continue to remove snow and ice buildup on the existing roof and complete scaffolding installation.

During the week of March 9th, the partial lane closure will periodically be set up to account for construction staging. The lane closure will permanently go into effect for the project on Monday, March 16th.

During the week of March 9th, there will be increased activity on site and in the empty lot.

Construction Update, February 27

We anticipate receiving permit approvals from the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) on Monday, March 9th and commencing mobilization that week.

Workers are scheduled to be onsite the week of March 3rd in order to remove snow and ice buildup on the existing roof and complete scaffolding installation.

During the week of March 3rd, the partial lane closure will periodically be set up to account for construction staging. The lane closure will permanently go into effect for the project on Monday, March 9th.

During the week of March 9th, there will be increased activity on site and in the empty lot.

Construction Update, February 6

Due to permit delays, the main phase of work has been on hold.

Construction Update, December 12

The installation of sidewalk bridging and scaffolding is now complete. In addition, all existing windows have been abated. Currently, the windows have been sealed with plywood until new  windows can be installed. Due to permit delays, facade restoration, interior demolition of structural components, and demolition of the existing roof and water tower is delayed.

Construction Update, October 13

The removal of the existing sidewalk bridge is scheduled to start on October 15th. Facade restoration, interior demolition of structural components, and demolition of the existing roof and water tower is scheduled to start in November. Foundation work on the new addition is scheduled to start in December.

Construction Update, August 18

Abatement and interior material removals are ongoing. 

Construction Update, July 31

Abatement is scheduled to begin for east-facing windows and parapets during the week of August 4 for approximately two weeks, requiring the use of a lift in the adjoining empty lot. Interior material removals are ongoing for approximately three weeks.

Construction Update, July 1

Debris removal is scheduled to begin the week of July 7. One or more packer trucks, and possibly a dumpster truck, will be needed to grind and remove debris. Structural components, such as columns and load bearing walls, will not be removed.

A temporary structure is scheduled to be built on the building's roof during the same week. The structure is a mock-up that the Landmarks Preservation Commission requires for any proposed rooftop additions within the Noho Historic District. This work will involve the assembly of rooftop pipe scaffold.

Construction Update, May 29

Debris removal is scheduled to begin the week of June 2. One or more packer trucks, and possibly a dumpster truck, will be needed to grind and remove debris. Structural components, such as columns and load bearing walls, will not be removed.

A temporary structure is scheduled to be built on the building's roof during the same week. The structure is a mock-up that the Landmarks Preservation Commission requires for any proposed rooftop additions within the Noho Historic District. This work will involve the assembly of rooftop pipe scaffold.

This work was rescheduled.

Construction Update, March 28

The project design team requires the removal of several internal columns and structural members. This requires interior abatement on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors, scheduled to start the week of April 14 and continue for approximately 2 weeks. 

From mid-to-late April through May, interior materials such as furniture, partitions, lighting, carpets, flooring, and more will be removed from the site. This does not include structural components, such as columns and load bearing walls. One or more packer trucks, and possibly a dumpster truck, will be needed to grind and remove debris.

Construction Update, March 13

Tentative construction details have been established.

383 Lafayette

Work hours

 

  • Monday - Friday
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Debris removal is not expected to start before 8:00 am.
  • In instances where additional night or weekend work is required, community members will be given advanced notice.

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February 9, 2016
Tonight's crane has been cancelled.  

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