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726 Broadway, Physics Lab Renovations


New York University will be renovating the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of 726 Broadway to create a home for new physics labs. The project will include interior abatement, demolition, construction, and renovation work, vault and new utility work on the buildings Lafayette & Broadway Street side, installation of new windows on floors 8 and 9, and installation of mechanical equipment on the roof.

 

Information for Neighbors

 

Project Timeline
 

  • The project is scheduled to start in March 2015 and be completed in December of 2016.
  • Interior construction is scheduled to commence the week of March 23rd.
  • Sidewalk fence installation is scheduled for the week of March 30th.
  • Vaulted sidewalk work to tie in new gas and water lines is scheduled to start between late March and early June on the Broadway Street and Lafayette Street side.
  • New oil pipe instllation on the Broadway Street side is scheduled for the fall of 2015.
  • New mechanical equipment and cooling tower on the buildings roof is scheduled to be installated in the fall of 2015.
  • The instllation of new windows on floors 8 and 9 are scheduled for fall 2015.

Scope of Work

 

  • The project will include interior abatement, demolition, construction, and renovation work, vault and new utility work on the buildings Lafayette & Broadway Street side, installation of new windows on floors 8 and 9, and installation of mechanical equipment on the roof.
  • A packer truck(s) will be on site to grind debris as it is removed. The packer truck(s) will be located on building's Lafayette & Broadway street side.
  • In April of 2015, periodic asbestos abatement will require the use of specialized disposal truck that will be stationed in the sidewalk fence on Lafayette Street.
  • External noise may increase when vault work commences in the spring through the summer of 2015.
  • Construction and renovation work will require periodic deliveries, which will use the building's Lafayette & Broadway Street side.
  • Mobilization of interior construction is scheduled to commence the week of March 23rd. This will require a packer truck to be onsite on Broadway for approximately one month, Monday through Friday, as dictated by DOT. A packer truck will be on site on Lafayette Street through June, Monday through Friday, as dictated by DOT.  There will also be intermittent use of the packer truck during the project’s timeline.
  • As per the Department of Transportation (DOT), a sidewalk fence will be installed on the west side of Lafayette (alongside the building) for construction staging which will shift the bike lane to the outside. The sidewalk fence is scheduled to be installed starting the week of March 30th and stay for the duration of the project. Pedestrian and bike lane traffic will shift to the exterior of the sidewalk shed.   This work will require a parking lane closure but it will not affect vehicular traffic unless otherwise necessary for project work.
  • A temporary generator will located within the sidewalk fence on Lafayette Street from April 2015 through the end of the project.
  • As per DOT permit approval, between late March and June,  a portion of the Broadway Street and Lafayette Street vaulted sidewalk will be removed in order to update Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) water service and Con Edison gas utility lines.Work hours and dates will be dictated by DOT for the Broadway Street side.  Contractors will excavate a  3-foot wide trench from the front of the building into the street. This work will take approximately 2 months to complete. This work will require a parking lane closure and will affect vehicular traffic on Broadway. Work hours and dates will be dictated by DOT for the Lafayette Street side.  There may be instances of weekend work for the DEP water service tie in. Contractors will excavate a  12-foot wide by 20 feet long trench from the front of the building into the street. Pedestrian and bike lane traffic will shift to the exterior of the sidewalk shed.   This work will require a parking lane closure but it will not affect vehicular traffic unless otherwise necessary for project work. This work will take approximately 2 months to complete.
  • In the fall of 2015, a new pipe for oil deliveries will need to be installed on the Broadway side. Work days and hours will be dictated by DOT.
  • New mechanical equipment and cooling tower will require a crane to be on site on Lafayette Street in the fall of 2015.  Demolition on the roof will occur in during the early summer of 2015 and take approximately a month to complete.
  • The installation of new windows on floors 8 and 9 requires the installation of a sidewalk bridge on Lafayette & Broadway Street for pedestrian safety.  Window installation is scheduled for fall 2015.

Updates and Announcements

 

Construction Update, June 12, 2015

Interior work continues.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed their new water service tie-in on the Broadway Street side. Contractors will need to go back to lay down new asphalt and concrete on the sidewalks at a later time.

Con Edison is scheduled to install new electrical and gas service on the Lafayette Street side starting on Monday, June 15th. In order to prepare for the ConEdison work there will be interior work on Saturday, June 13th. Contractors will need to open up the existing interior flooring to install new conduits for the new services. For the work starting on Monday, June 15th, contractors will need to excavate the sidewalk located within the current exterior enclosure. Work hours are between 7am and 5pm; these dates and hours are dictated by Department of Transportation (DOT) and ConEdison. DOT will dictate any sidewalk or lane closures necessary for this work. The rain date is TBD.

Construction Update, May 29, 2015

Interior work continues.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is scheduled to tie-in new water service on the Broadway Street side this Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st. Work hours are between 8am and 5pm; these dates and hours are dictated by Department of Transportation (DOT) and Con Edison. Contractors will need to excavate a 3-foot wide trench from the front of the building into the street. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted and a parking lane closure may affect vehicular traffic on Broadway. DOT will dictate any sidewalk or lane closures necessary for this work. The rain date is TBD.

Construction Update, May 19, 2015

Interior work continues.

Con Edison will need to return to the Lafayette Street side on Wednesday, May 20th to finalize last week's vault work.  Work hours are between 7pm and 11pm; these hours are dictated by Department of Transportation (DOT) and Con Edison.This work involves setting up a small crane on the Lafayette Street to lift a concrete vault from a truck into the sidewalk. DOT will dictate any sidewalk or lane closures necessary for this work. The rain date for this work is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st or Saturday, May 23rd.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is scheduled to tie-in new water service on the Broadway Street side the week of May 25th. Work hours and dates are dictated by DOT & DEP. Contractors will need to excavate a  3-foot wide trench from the front of the building into the street. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted and a parking lane closure may affect vehicular traffic on Broadway.

Construction Update, May 11, 2015

Interior work continues.

The Con Edison work scheduled for last week has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 13th. Con Edison will be conducting vault work on the Lafayette Street side sidewalk. Work hours are between 7pm and 11pm.  Work hours are dictated by DOT and Con Edison. This work involves setting up a small crane on the Lafayette Street to lift a concrete vault from a truck into the sidewalk. DOT will dictate any sidewalk or lane closures necessary for this work. The rain date for this work is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th or Saturday, May 16th

Construction Update, May 4, 2015

Interior work continues.

The sidewalk fence on the west side of Lafayette has been installed and will remain for the duration of the project.

On Wednesday, May 6th Con Edison has scheduled vault work on the Lafayette Street side sidewalk. Work hours are between 7pm and 11pm.  Work hours are dictated by DOT and Con Edison. This work involves setting up a small crane on the Lafayette Street to lift a concrete vault from a truck into the sidewalk. DOT will dictate any sidewalk or lane closures necessary for this work. The rain date for this work is scheduled for Thursday, May 7th or Saturday, May 9th.

Construction Update, April 10, 2015

Interior construction work continues.  The sidewalk fence on the west side of Lafayette Street is scheduled to be installed on Monday, April 13th.

DOT has approved permits for the installation of a new Con Edison gas utility line on Lafayette Street. This work is scheduled to start the week of April 13th.  In order to prep for the Con Edison installation, contractors will excavate a 12-foot wide by 20-foot long trench in the sidewalk in front of the building (on the Lafayette Street side). Pedestrian and bike lane traffic will shift to the exterior of the sidewalk shed.   This work will require a parking lane closure but it will not affect vehicular traffic unless otherwise necessary for project work. After the excavation period, Con Edison is schedule to install the new gas utility line on Saturday, April 18th.  This will require the use of a crane in order to lower the vault into the sidewalk.  The crane will temporarily reduce traffic to one lane and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to the other side of the street. Work hours are determined by Con Edison.  As with any active construction site, noise and dust may be generated by mechanical equipment.

Construction Update, March 20, 2015

The project will resume work the week of March 23rd.

Construction Update, December 12, 2014

The project is anticipated to resume work in January of 2015.

Construction Update, August 17, 2014

Progress on this project has been temporarily suspended.

Construction Update, March 13, 2014

Abatement has been completed.

Construction Update, February 3, 2014

The first phase of Internal abatement is scheduled to begin Wednesday February 4th and continue for approximately three weeks. Work hours will be 6:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Construction Update, February 3, 2014

The first phase of Internal abatement is scheduled to begin Wednesday February 4th and continue for approximately three weeks. Work hours will be 6:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Construction Update, January 29, 2014

Demolition is nearing completion. Abatement is scheduled to begin in late winter/early spring.

Construction Update, December 19, 2013

Project details have been established, and work has begun.

726 Broadway

Work hours

 

  • Monday - Friday
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • There will be instances of night and/or weekend work when necessary.
  • Neighbors will be given advanced notice of any changes to the work schedule.

Latest News


June 12, 2015

Interior construction continues. ConEdison interior prep work will occur this weekend for 6/15 exterior work.

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