New York University is scheduled to perform standard Local Law 11 repairs to the facade of 33 Washington Square West. In addition, repairs will be made to the roof and penthouse of the building. The project is scheduled to begin in March 2019 and continue through summer 2020. All work is weather and site condition permitting.

Work Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Current Project Update

June 15, 2020

  • On Wednesday, June 17, contractors will install a drop basket along the south-west elevation. Work will include repointing to repair the brick facade. This work is scheduled to continue until the week of June 29.

Scope of Work

  • As in most Local Law 11 cases, work will be performed by contractors using a swing scaffold to lower themselves down the side of the building.
  • 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.
  • Sidewalk bridging to protect pedestrian traffic will be erected around the perimeter of the building, and will extend 20 feet past the edge of the building on Washington Square West and Washington Place.
  • An electric hoist will be installed on the Washington Place side of the building in order to transport materials to and from the work site.
  • This project requires the removal of the existing roof, the replacement of the underlying waterproofing membrane, the installation of a new roof.
  • This process will take place across the rooftop incrementally so that any active work space can be safely covered in the case of inclement weather.
  • Work will require contractors to be on the roof of 33 Washington Square West.
  • The project is expected to involve abatement of asbestos containing material, or ACM. All contractors will follow NYU's safe abatement protocols. An abatement container is scheduled to be placed on Washington Square West directly in front of the building to accommodate material removal.

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