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.

Work Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Debris removal and deliveries are not expected to occur before 8:00 am, after 6:00 pm, or on Saturdays.
  • In instances where additional night or weekend work is required, community members will be given advanced notice.

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.

Current Project Update

August 18, 2016

Project Updates

  • Interior construction and fit out continues.
  • Contractors are scheduled to continue replacing the sidewalks surrounding the building the week of August 15.
  • The project is scheduled to be complete this summer, and contractors are scheduled to continue to perform work inside of the enclosed building Monday - Friday from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, for the remainder of the project.

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