Construction Update

Week of March 19, 2018

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

Work at the 66th Street Gate will continue to restrict traffic entering and exiting the parking lot to one lane only. Proceed with caution and follow directions. The work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and continue through Friday 3/23/18.

The East River Pedestrian Esplanade adjacent to the new River Building is closed for reconstruction and will re-open in April 2018.

Founders Hall: Construction activities at the North Circle will continue this week from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., creating high levels of noise with intermittent dust and fumes. Waterproofing activities in the amphitheater will also cause occasional fumes and strong odors. The exit door from Level A 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.

Pedestrian Tunnel: Cutting and chopping of the concrete walls on the east side of the pedestrian tunnel between Welch Hall and Founder’s Hall will take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. High noise levels and vibrations are expected.

Gasser Hall: Roof replacement work will produce intermittent periods of moderate to high noise. Roof primer will be applied on Saturday 3/24/18 and will release high levels of odor and possible fumes.

Hospital Building: Hospital Stair E is closed through 7/15/18 for structural work with high levels of noise. Additional work on Levels 2, B, C, and D, including drilling and chopping, will continue. Access to levels below Level 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. Work on the lower roof along Gasser Hall and the Hospital Building will continue this week, with intermittent high noise levels.

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. The ADA ramp at Nurses Residence will be closed through the end of summer 2018. For barrier-free access to Welch Hall and Founders Hall, please use elevators accessible from the pedestrian tunnel. Security can activate keycard access to the Welch Hall entrance. For barrier-free access to the hospital, please use the marble path to Hospital Level A.

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. A new crane will be installed during the week of 3/26/18 and will remain in place through the summer.

  • Flexner Circle: Flexner Circle remains closed to all traffic, except emergency vehicles. 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 south pedestrian connector between Nurses Residence and Founders Hall remains closed. Use the marble path for pedestrian access to the main entrance of the hospital and 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 Level 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 activities on the 12th floor will continue, with occasional drilling and moderate noise levels.


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