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404 Lafayette Street, Internal Renovations


NYU is renovating the interior of 404 Lafayette Street and 708 Broadway in order to create space for the NYU College of Global Public Health. The project is scheduled to begin in January 2018 and will continue through fall 2019.

Work Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Neighbors will be given advanced notice of any changes to the work schedule.

Current Project Update

March 9, 2017

  • Contractors are scheduled to continue performing interior abatement the week of March 12. This work is scheduled to continue through March.
  • Pending permits, installation of the electric hoist is scheduled to begin in late March. 
  • Following the installation of the hoist, interior demolition is scheduled to begin. Debris removal and deliveries will occur on the Lafayette side of the building via the electric hoist.

Scope of Work

  • The project consists of interior renovation, the installation of new windows, installation of new roofing and rooftop mechanical equipment, and the restoration of entryways on Lafayette Street and Broadway.
  • Interior work includes demolition, abatement of asbestos containing material (ACM), and construction. Contractors will follow safe abatement protocols for the removal of all hazardous materials.
  • Construction staging and deliveries will utilize the Lafayette Street side of the building.
  • An electric hoist will be installed on the east side of the building adjacent to the parking lot on Lafayette Street in order to facilitate the movement of materials in and out of the building. All materials deliveries and debris removal will occur via this hoist.
  • For pedestrian safety, the sidewalk bridging will remain up on Broadway and Lafayette Street, as necessary.
  • 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 jackhammers.

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