Construction Update

Week of May 21, 2018

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

Work on the 66th street gate, driveway, and parking lot will continue this week. The parking lot will be restricted to one lane of traffic Monday—Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Proceed with caution and follow directions.

The East River Pedestrian Esplanade is now open to the public via an 8-foot-wide public access path. Landscaping activities will continue on either side of the path.

South Circle: The South Circle will remain closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. Construction activities will continue at the south stack and intermittently produce high levels of noise.

North Circle/Pedestrian Tunnel: North Circle will remain closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. Work on the east and west sides of the pedestrian tunnel will continue this week with moderate levels of noise and occasional drilling. Concrete pours are scheduled for the mornings of Monday 5/21/18 and Thursday 5/24/18.

Founders Hall: 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.

Gasser Hall: Construction on the second floor will continue this week with demolition and building of construction protection barriers. The main entry to the building will be closed to all traffic during construction. High chopping noises will be restricted to 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. most days.

Hospital Building: Hospital Stair E is closed through 7/15/18 for structural work with high levels of noise. Construction activities scheduled for this week will include drilling, welding, and chopping with very high levels of noise and occasional strong odors. 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.

Nurses Residence: Work on Levels B and C will take place throughout the week at all times, with high noise levels and potential vibrations. Removal of the north windows on Levels A and B is in progress in close coordination with the affected departments. 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.

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.


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