NYU is renovating the interior of 404 Lafayette Street and 708 Broadway in order to create space for the NYU School of Global Public Health. The project is scheduled to begin in January 2018 and will continue through winter 2020.

Work Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Neighbors will be given advanced notice of any changes to the work schedule.

Project Update

December 23, 2020

Upcoming Work

  • DEP approved site utility integration work is scheduled to continue along Lafayette Street through the week of December 28. Contractors are working to connect the building to water and other critical services. Work hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. The road will be plated overnight and when not in use.
  • DOB elevator inspections have been completed and the hoist on Lafayette Street is scheduled to be removed by the New Year, weather and site conditions permitting.
  • Interior Saturday work is scheduled to continue. Contractors are not scheduled to work on Saturday, December 26.
  • No work is scheduled for Christmas Day or New Year's Day.

Ongoing Work

  • Interior demolition and construction are scheduled to continue into early 2021.
  • Contractors are scheduled to continue vault work on the Broadway and Lafayette Street sides of the building. 
  • Deliveries and intermittent staging of a boom truck are scheduled to continue at the temporary loading dock in the adjacent parking lot for the duration of the project.
  • Debris removal and deliveries are scheduled to continue on the Lafayette Street side of the building.
  • Contractors are scheduled to continue concrete operations for the floors of the building.
    • DOT may dictate the hours of the concrete truck arrival on site as early as 7:00 am.
    • Once the concrete arrives and is poured, concrete setting and finishing follows. Depending on weather and site conditions, concrete finishing operations may continue until 8:00pm.

Scope of Work

  • The project consists of interior renovation, the installation of new windows, installation of new roofing and rooftop mechanical equipment, and the restoration of entryways on Lafayette Street and Broadway.
  • Interior work includes demolition, abatement of asbestos containing material (ACM), and construction. Contractors will follow safe abatement protocols for the removal of all hazardous materials.
  • Construction staging and deliveries will utilize the Lafayette Street side of the building.
  • An electric hoist has been installed on the east side of the building adjacent to the parking lot on Lafayette Street in order to facilitate the movement of materials in and out of the building. All materials deliveries and debris removal will occur via this hoist.
  • For pedestrian safety, the sidewalk bridging will remain up on Broadway and Lafayette Street, as necessary.
  • As with any active construction site, dust will be generated in the area immediately surrounding the work and noise will be generated by mechanical equipment, such as jackhammers.

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