Starting in summer 2014, NYU will renovate the dormitory spaces, building offices, common areas, and life safety systems at its Hayden Hall dormitory. The project also calls for Local Law 11 facade maintenance work and connecting the building to the University's cogeneration plant.
Work has been scheduled in phases:
Construction Update, December 8, 2014
Minor abatement work continues. Interior abatement activities will be conducted during the weekend of December 12-13.
Abatement of existing windows is scheduled to start in January. Abatement is scheduled to be done floor by floor, starting on the second floor and moving toward the top of the building. As with any active construction site, noise may be generated by mechanical equipment such as the equipment needed to remove the windows. Following the abatement, the windows will be sealed with plywood until new windows can be installed. Installation of new windows is scheduled to start in February.
Trenches are scheduled to be dug in January along the sidewalk and street outside of Hayden Hall in order to connect the building to NYU's cogeneration plant, install new mechanical equipment, and update water and gas utility lines. The Department of Transportation may stipulate that the sidewalk and street along Hayden Hall at Washington Square West (between Washington Place and West 4th Street) be closed during work hours, and reopened during off hours, for some phases of this work. Further communication regarding the duration, phasing, and closure of sidewalks and streets will be sent when permits are issued.
Interior demolition is scheduled to continue through December. The packer truck on Washington Place will continue to be staged on Washington Square West for the majority of the project. It may need to be moved to Washington Place for short periods of time.
In early 2015, contractors will excavate the courtyard behind Hayden Hall in order to install air ventilation shafts for the first floor of the building. 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 the chipping machine needed to remove courtyard surfaces.
Construction Update, November 4, 2014
Minor abatement work continues.
Installation of new windows is scheduled to start in January. Interior demolition is scheduled to continue through December. The packer truck on Washington Place will continue to be staged on Washington Square West for the majority of the project. It may need to be moved to Washington Place for short periods of time.
A hoist to transport materials into the building has been erected on Washington Place and will remain in place for the duration of the project through summer 2015. The hoist requires a parking lane closure along Hayden Hall (at Washington Place) through summer 2015. Vehicular traffic on Washington Place will not be affected, unless otherwise necessary for project work, and pedestrian traffic will continue to remain open.
The sidewalk bridge is scheduled to remain erected for pedestrian safety through summer 2015.
Construction Update, October 8, 2014
Interior abatement is now complete and abatement of the existing windows is scheduled to start in December. The packer truck on Washington Place is scheduled to be staged on Washington Square West for the majority of the project. Periodically, it may need to be moved to Washington Place for short periods of time. As per the Department of Transportation, a hoist to transport materials into the building will be erected on Washington Place where delivery trucks will be unloading materials. This will require the removal of the tree closest to the hoist location and the closure of the parking lane along Hayden Hall (at Washington Place). Interior demolition is scheduled to continue through December and installation of new windows is scheduled to start in January.
Construction Update, August 4, 2014
Starting the week of August 4, workers will begin the first stages of interior demolition. An abatement truck and a packer truck to grind debris will be located on Washington Place. Local Law 11 work is scheduled to continue through early autumn, Abatement through early October, and interior demolition through November.
Construction Update, July 1, 2014
Interior abatement is scheduled to begin Monday, July 7 and continue through early fall. An abatement container will be placed on the corner of Washington Place and Washington Square West. If any asbestos containing material is detected, contractors will implement safe abatement protocols to securely dispose of it. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm, and Saturday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Construction Update, June 9, 2014
The project timeline has been established and work has begun.
December 8, 2014
Minor abatement and interior demolition continues.