Construction Update

Several projects related to the construction of the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus are scheduled for this week.

Week of January 16, 2018

Due to an unavoidable change in construction plans that requires crane operation over this portion of the path, the East River Pedestrian Esplanade adjacent to the new River Building is closed for reconstruction. The esplanade will re-open in April 2018.

Founders Hall: The exit door from A Level leading to Flexner Circle will be closed until June 2018. Fire egress plans are modified as follows.

  • From the South Stair: Exit via the first floor lobby and front of building.

  • From the North Stair: Exit via the first floor lobby and front of building, or continue to level A, turn right, and take the pedestrian tunnel to Nurses Residence.

  • From Level A: Take the north stair up to the first floor lobby to exit the front of the building, or navigate to the pedestrian tunnel by turning east through the elevator lobby or walking to the south end of Level A through the front of the LS&EH office and proceed to Nurses Residence to exit.

Gasser Hall: Roof replacement work will produce intermittent period of moderate to high noise. Excessive odor producing activities will be restricted this week to Saturday, January 20. Please note access to the roof through the second floor remains restricted.

Hospital Building: Finishing work on Level 1 continues this week. Additional work on Levels 2, B, C, and D, including drilling and chopping, will continue. Access to levels below A in Staircase E will remain restricted. This will not affect any fire egress plans. Material deliveries and debris removal will take place on most days between 4:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. via the marble pathway. The compressor will also continue operating from the Hospital Circle, producing noise and possible odors. Work on the Lower Roof along Gasser Hall and the Hospital Building will continue this week, with intermittent high noise levels. Excessive odor producing activities will be restricted this week to Saturday, January 20.

Nurses Residence: Work, including steel delivery and installation on Levels B and C, will take place throughout the week at all times, with high noise levels and potential vibrations. Work on the roof may cause tar odors.

River Building, Hospital Circle, and Flexner Circle: Work in both circles, including excavations, cutting through schist walls, and pouring foundations and slabs, will continue throughout the week at all times, with high noise levels.

  • Flexner Circle: Flexner Circle remains closed to all traffic, except emergency vehicles. Turner staff will be installing a new protective fence for future construction. Excavation and removal of limestone off the west wall of the pedestrian connector will produce high levels of noise and occasional dust.

  • Hospital Circle: The Hospital Circle remains closed to all traffic, except emergency vehicles. The ADA wheelchair ramp at Nurses Residence has been reopened and access will be granted for special situations at the discretion of safety personnel. The south pedestrian connector between Nurses Residence and Founder's Hall remains closed. Use the marble path for pedestrian access to the main entrance to the hospital and to Nurses Residence. For wheelchair or emergency access to the hospital and Nurses Residence, use the marble path to Hospital Level A. For access on weekends and holidays, ask security personnel for assistance.

Smith Hall Annex: Work on Levels C and D, including demolition, chopping, and drilling, will take place Monday–Saturday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., with intermittent, high noise levels. Work on the roof may cause tar odors.

Weiss Building: Construction activites on the 12th floor will continue through the end of February, with occasional drilling and moderate noise levels.

 

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