New York University is scheduled to replace the glass facade of Warren Weaver Hall with a more sustainable and durable glass facade during the summers of 2019, 2020, and 2021. The first phase of this project is scheduled to begin in April 2019 and continue through fall 2019. All work is weather and site conditions permitting.

Work Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm. Noisy work is not scheduled to occur before 8:00 am.
  • Saturday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Some night and evening work may be required. Neighbors will be given advanced notice of night and evening work.

Current Project Update

May 7, 2021

  • Phase 2 of window replacement work is scheduled to begin on Gould Plaza and West 3rd Street on May 20, 2021.
  • Prior to beginning window work, contractors will install protective scaffolding on Gould Plaza to ensure pedestrian safety. This work is scheduled to begin the week of May 10.
  • The existing bridge along West 3rd Street will remain in place.

Scope of Work

  • This project will include the demolition and removal of the existing glass facade, and replacement and installation of new glass facade, on the Mercer and West 3rd Street sides of the building.
    • This work will require contractors to be active on both the interior floors of the building, and on the exterior facade.
    • Removal and replacement of the existing facade will require contractors to perform work from a hanging scaffold at various elevations across the building facade.
    • The project is expected to involve abatement of asbestos containing material, or ACM. All contractors will follow NYU's safe abatement protocols
  • In order to protect pedestrian safety, and at the stipulation of the NYC Department of Buildings, sidewalk bridging and a plywood fence are scheduled to be installed on the Mercer and West 3rd Street sides of the building.
    • Sidewalk bridging is scheduled to be installed along the perimeter of the building on Mercer Street and West 3rd Street in order to provide a safe walkway to and from the building.
    • In order to ensure pedestrian safety on the Mercer Street side of the building, a plywood fence is scheduled to enclose the southern portion of the Cogen Plaza from late May 2019 through fall 2019. 
    • The portion of Cogen Plaza located at the corner of West 4th and Mercer Streets is scheduled to remain unenclosed and open to pedestrians for the duration of the first phase of the project.

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