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33 Washington Square West, Hayden Hall Dormitory Renovation and Local Law 11 Facade Repairs


NYU is renovating 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.

 

Information for Neighbors

 

Project Timeline

 

Work has been scheduled in phases:

  • Summer 2014: Local Law 11 facade repairs and site preparation, including furniture removal and abatement of asbestos containing material.
  • Summer, fall, and winter 2014: hard demolition, including interior demolition, use of an exterior hoist, and materials removal.
  • Winter, spring, and summer 2015: Construction and fit-out, including interior renovations, window replacements, and a link-up to the NYU cogeneration plant.

Scope of Work

 

Project Details

  • Life safety systems will be upgraded, including fire alarms, sprinklers, and security networks.
  • New and efficient mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems will be installed.
  • Student and staff apartments will be outfitted with new furniture, finishes, and bathroom facilities.
  • Windows on floors two through sixteen will be replaced. New windows have been approved by the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission.  
  • A hoist will be installed along Washington Place to transport materials into the work site. The location of the lift is dependent upon the NYC Department of Transportation.
  • 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.
  • Connecting the building to NYU's cogeneration plant will require street excavation near the corner of West 4th Street and Washington Square West.  
  • Facade repairs will require the occasional grinding and removal of mortar and masonry. This work is done with small hand tools and will create some noise. A minimal amount of dust will be generated in the area immediately surrounding the work.
  • As with most Local Law 11 work, contractors may require the use of a swing scaffold to lower themselves down the side of the building.
  • If any asbestos containing material, or ACM, is detected in the mastic that lies behind the brick facade, contractors will implement safe abatement protocols to securely dispose of it. Contractors can only detect ACMs when they removed bricks; if they discover any, they will safely handle, remove, and bag the material, whereupon it will be transported to a protected ACM disposal unit.
  • Protective sidewalk bridging will be erected around the building's perimeter prior to the start of Local Law 11 work. It will remain up for the duration of the project.

What is Local Law 11?
 

  • Local Law 11 is a New York City Department of Buildings statute that requires facades maintenance on buildings of six or more stories every five years. First, a certified architect or engineer determines whether potentially dangerous deterioration has occurred on a building's exterior faces. The contractor then files recommendations with the city. Finally, the building owner schedules the necessary facade work and is required to complete it in a timely manner.
  • Local Law 11 work generally involves replacing masonry elements such as terra cotta, limestone, cast stone, and bricks; applying new mortar, caulking, and sealant; and patching spalled masonry. Repairs are usually localized to specific spots which have been highlighted by an architect, rather than occurring over an entire building face. All of a building’s exterior walls are assessed for maintenance needs.

Updates and Announcements

 

Construction Update, August 27, 2015

Contractors are scheduled to complete final punch list items throughout the building in September.

Furniture deliveries are scheduled to continue through early September.

Contractors have completed the removal of the sidewalk bridge around the perimeter of the building.

The parking lane closure along Hayden Hall (at Washington Place) is scheduled to be removed by the end of August.

Contractors are scheduled to complete final repairs to the concrete and asphalt on the street and sidewalk at the corner of West 4th Street and Washington Square West in fall 2015, pending permits.

Move-In Day Parking Relief

NYU is welcoming a new class: our freshmen move into their residence halls, including Hayden Hall, on Saturday, August 29. We understand the effect that move-in day has on traffic and street parking, and are offering parking reimbursement to neighborhood residents. More information is available here, or by calling the NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs at 212-998-2400.

Construction Update, August 7, 2015

Furniture deliveries are scheduled to continue throughout the month of August.

Contractors have completed the installation of new windows throughout the building.

Contractors have completed the installation of new mechanical equipment in the building's courtyard.

Contractors are scheduled to begin the removal of the sidewalk bridge around the perimeter of the building the week of August 10.

The parking lane closure along Hayden Hall (at Washington Place) will remain in effect through the end of the project. Vehicular traffic on Washington Place will not be affected, unless otherwise necessary for project work. Pedestrian traffic will continue to remain open on the Hayden Hall side of Washington Place, except for limited sidewalk closures.

Construction Update, July 24, 2015

Interior work continues.

Contractors continue the installation of new windows throughout the building. All windows are scheduled to be installed by the end of July.

Contractors continue the installation of new air ventilation shafts in the courtyard of the building.  

The parking lane closure along Hayden Hall (at Washington Place) will remain in effect through the end of the project. Vehicular traffic on Washington Place will not be affected, unless otherwise necessary for project work. Pedestrian traffic will continue to remain open on the Hayden Hall side of Washington Place, except for limited sidewalk closures.

Contractors are scheduled to complete final repairs to the concrete and asphalt on the street and sidewalk at the corner of West 4th Street and Washington Square West in fall 2015, pending permits.

Construction Update, July 10, 2015

Interior work continues.

Contractors continue the installation of new windows throughout the building. All windows are scheduled to be installed by the end of July.

Contractors continue the excavation of the courtyard behind Hayden Hall to install air ventilation shafts. Due to delays, this work is scheduled to continue until mid-June.

Contractors have completed the connections to all building utilities.

The parking lane closure along Hayden Hall (at Washington Place) will remain in effect through the end of the project. Vehicular traffic on Washington Place will not be affected, unless otherwise necessary for project work. Pedestrian traffic will continue to remain open on the Hayden Hall side of Washington Place, except for limited sidewalk closures.

Construction Update, June 19, 2015

Interior work continues.

Contractors continue the installation of new windows throughout the building.  

Contractors continue the excavation of the courtyard behind Hayden Hall to install air ventilation shafts. Due to delays, this work is scheduled to continue until mid-July.

The parking lane closure along Hayden Hall (at Washington Place) will remain in effect through the end of the project. Vehicular traffic on Washington Place will not be affected, unless otherwise necessary for project work. Pedestrian traffic will continue to remain open on the Hayden Hall side of Washington Place, except for limited sidewalk closures.

The week of June 22, Contractors are scheduled to excavate a 5-foot wide trench extending from Hayden Hall into the street on Washington Place directly in front of the building in order to connect the building to sewer lines. During work hours, the excavation will temporarily reduce traffic to one lane and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to the other side of the street.

Construction Update, June 1, 2015

Contractors continue the installation of new windows throughout the building. Installation is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.

Contractors have begun the excavation of the courtyard behind Hayden Hall to install air ventilation shafts. Due to delays, this work is scheduled to continue until mid-June.

The hoist erected on Washington Place has been removed. The parking lane closure along Hayden Hall (at Washington Place) will remain in effect through the end of the project. Vehicular traffic on Washington Place will not be affected, unless otherwise necessary for project work. Pedestrian traffic will continue to remain open on the Hayden Hall side of Washington Place, except for limited sidewalk closures.

The week of June 1, Contractors are scheduled to excavate a 5-foot wide trench extending from Hayden Hall into the street on Washington Place directly in front of the building in order to connect the building to sewer lines. During work hours, the excavation will temporarily reduce traffic to one lane and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to the other side of the street.

Contractors are scheduled complete final repairs to the concrete and asphalt on the street and sidewalk at the corner of West 4th Street and Washington Square West the week of June 1.

Construction Update, May 18, 2015

Window abatement has been completed.

Contractors continue the installation of new windows throughout the building.

Contractors have begun the excavation of the courtyard behind Hayden Hall to install air ventilation shafts. This work is scheduled to continue throughout May.

Contractors are scheduled to scheduled to excavate a 5-foot wide trench extending from Hayden Hall into the street on Washington Place, where the construction hoist is currently installed, in order to connect the building to sewer lines in early June. Neighbors will be given advanced notice and additional details before this phase begins.

Construction Update, April 16, 2015

Contractors continue the installation of new windows throughout the building.

Window abatement continues, and is scheduled to be complete in April. 

The packer truck is scheduled to move periodically to Washington Place for short periods of time throughout window abatement in order to allow for the disposal of abated window materials. All contractors follow strict abatement protocols to ensure that any asbestos-containing materials are safely removed from construction site.

Contractors have begun the excavation of the courtyard behind Hayden Hall to install air ventilation shafts.

Due to permitting delays, the New York City DOB has granted permission for altered work hours on site. Monday through Friday, work is scheduled to be conducted between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. There will be no hoist operation, abatement, window installation, or debris removal after 6:00 pm on weekdays. Saturday work is scheduled to continue to occur between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Neighbors will be given advance notice in instances where additional work hours or weekend work is required.

A portion of the Washington Place sidewalk has been removed in order to deliver and install new mechanical equipment to the mechanical spaces in the cellar. Deliveries will occur periodically through June.

In June, contractors are scheduled to excavate a 5-foot wide trench extending from Hayden Hall into the street on Washington Place, where the construction hoist is currently installed, in order to connect the building to sewer lines. Neighbors will be given advanced notice and additional details before this phase begins.

 

Construction Update, February 17, 2015

Contractors are scheduled to begin abatement of Hayden Hall's windows the week of February 16th. This process will require contractors to abate and remove the existing windows and temporarily seal the windows with plywood until new windows can be installed. This work will be completed one floor at a time, starting on the second floor and moving up the building. During this period, multiple floors will have their windows sealed with plywood.

The packer truck is scheduled to move periodically to Washington Place for short periods of time throughout window abatement in order to allow for the disposal of abated window materials. All contractors follow strict abatement protocols to ensure that any asbestos-containing materials are safely removed from construction site.

New windows are scheduled to be installed in March, following abatement.

Pending weather conditions, contractors are scheduled to begin the excavation of the courtyard behind Hayden Hall in order to install air ventilation shafts for the first floor of the building in the week of February 16th.

Pending permit approval and weather conditions, a portion of the Washington Place sidewalk will be removed in order to deliver and install new mechanical equipment to the mechanical spaces in the cellar. This work is scheduled to begin the week of February 23rd.

Contractors will excavate two, 5-foot wide trenches extending from Hayden Hall into the street. Both trenches will be dug directly in front of the building: one trench will be located on Washington Place, and the other will be located on Washington Square West. During work hours, the excavation will temporarily reduce traffic to one lane and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to the other side of each street. Pending permit approvals and weather conditions, this work is scheduled to begin the week of February 23rd.

Construction Update, February 6, 2015

Work is scheduled for Saturday, February 7th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Contractors are scheduled to begin abatement of Hayden Hall's windows the week of February 16th. This process will require contractors to abate and remove the existing windows and temporarily seal the windows with plywood until new windows can be installed. This work will be completed one floor at a time, starting on the second floor and moving up the building. Following abatement, new windows are scheduled to be installed in March.

In mid-February, contractors are scheduled to excavate the courtyard behind Hayden Hall in order to install air ventilation shafts for the first floor of the building.

Contractors have substantially completed the excavation of five foot wide trenches along the sidewalk and street along West 4th Street and Washington Square West in order to connect Hayden Hall to NYU's cogeneration plant. The connections have been installed, and the trenches have been filled with cold-weather asphalt. Final repairs to the concrete and asphalt on the street and sidewalk require above freezing weather conditions for multiple days in a row, and are subsequently scheduled for early spring, weather permitting.

Pending permit approval and weather conditions, a portion of the Washington Place sidewalk will be removed in order to deliver and install new mechanical equipment to the mechanical spaces in the cellar. This work is scheduled to begin in mid-February.

Contractors will excavate two, 5-foot wide trenches extending from Hayden Hall into the street. Both trenches will be dug directly in front of the building: one trench will be located on Washington Place, and the other will be located on Washington Square West. During work hours, the excavation will temporarily reduce traffic to one lane and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to the other side of each street. Pending permit approvals and weather conditions, this work is scheduled to begin in mid-February.

Construction Update, January 16, 2015

Work is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Contractors continue to excavate the five foot wide trenches along the sidewalk and street in order to connect Hayden Hall to NYU's cogeneration plant.

During work hours, the excavation will temporarily reduce traffic on Washington Square West to one lane. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted around the sidewalk closures.

As required, tree protection has been installed on trees surrounding the work area.

Construction Update, January 12, 2015

Contractors have begun to excavate the five foot wide trenches along the sidewalk and street in order to connect Hayden Hall to NYU's cogeneration plant.

Weather permitting, the cogeneration plant connection work will be done in four phases over the course of approximately six weeks.

The first phase, which included the excavation of the sidewalk near the corner of 40 Washington Square South, NYU's Vanderbilt hall, into West 4th Street street has been completed.

Contractors have begun to excavate the second phase of the site, from the center of West 4th Street to the opposite corner outside of Washington Square Park.

Beginning the week of January 12, contractors will continue to excavate the third phase of the project on the western corner of Washington Square West outside of 37 Washington Square West.

During work hours, the excavation will temporarily reduce traffic on Washington Square West to one lane.

Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to the eastern side of Washington Square West during this phase.

As required, tree protection is scheduled to be installed on trees surrounding the work area prior to excavation, as necessary.

In early 2015, a portion of the Washington Place vaulted sidewalk will be removed in order to update DEP water service and Con Edison gas utility lines, and to deliver and install new mechanical equipment to the mechanical spaces in the cellar.

 

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.

Hayden

Work hours

 

  • Monday - Friday
    7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • In instances where night or weekend work is required, community members will be given advanced notice.

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August 27, 2015

Contractors are scheduled to complete final punch list items throughout the building.

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