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Group of people wearing hard hats and holding shovels, stand behind a group of seated children to commemorate the Gilder Center groundbreaking. D. Finnin/© AMNH

2/18/2021

Superstructure is underway, currently working on the fourth floor. Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, work is scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 30 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete deliveries
  • Rebar and formwork installation
  • Pouring concrete walls and beams, and slab at the fourth-floor level
  • Installing the hoist (external construction elevator)

All activities are conducted based on New York State reopening guidelines for mandated physical distancing, protective equipment, and cleaning and hygiene protocols. COVID-19 health and safety measures are in place, including medical screenings for all workers entering the site, additional sanitizing and handwashing stations, and social distancing practices where feasible.

Work will occur on weekdays from approximately 7 am to 3:30 pm, but may extend until approximately 6 pm. Flaggers will be present to ensure safe and efficient movement of vehicles into and out of the site. Night or weekend work may occasionally be required for certain construction activities, in which case advance notice will be provided. 

The work activities above are outlined based on the best available information for the current schedule and may be subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.

Completed:

  • Roof protection for adjacent buildings
  • Superstructure for the cellar and first through third floors

2/4/2021

Please note that there is work is scheduled for Saturday, February 6. 

  • This work will be limited to lifting materials into place to install the hoist (construction elevator) and installing adjacent building roof protection (rescheduled from weekday early morning hours). Installation of the hoist is required by the New York City Fire Department. There will be approximately 20 to 30 workers onsite, and there may be a limited number of trucks accessing the site. The work will not generate significant noise and will occur between 9 am and 5 pm.  

Superstructure work is underway, currently working on the third and fourth floors. Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, work is scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 30 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete deliveries
  • Rebar and formwork installation
  • Pouring concrete walls and beams, and slab at the third- and fourth-floor levels

All activities are conducted based on New York State reopening guidelines for mandated physical distancing, protective equipment, and cleaning and hygiene protocols. COVID-19 health and safety measures are in place, including medical screenings for all workers entering the site, additional sanitizing and handwashing stations, and social distancing practices where feasible. 

Work will occur on weekdays from approximately 7 am to 3:30 pm, but may extend until approximately 6 pm. Flaggers will be present to ensure safe and efficient movement of vehicles into and out of the site. Night or weekend work may occasionally be required for certain construction activities, in which case advance notice will be provided. 

The work activities above are outlined based on the best available information for the current schedule and may be subject to change due to weather or other circumstances. 

1/21/2021

Please note that there is additional work scheduled for the next two weeks:

  • Work is scheduled for Saturday, January 23, between 9 am and 5 pm: this work will be limited to rebar, formwork, and mechanical/electrical work. There will be approximately 20 to 30 workers onsite, and there may also be a limited number of trucks accessing the site.
  • Early morning work during weekdays, planned to begin the week of January 25, starting as early as 6 am, due to safety considerations: this work will be limited to lifting roof protection materials onto adjacent buildings and will not generate significant noise. 

Superstructure work is underway, currently working on the second and third floors. Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, work is scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 30 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete deliveries
  • Rebar and formwork installation
  • Pouring concrete walls and beams, and slab at the second- and third-floor levels
  • Installation of scaffolding and building protection for adjacent buildings

All activities are conducted based on New York State reopening guidelines for mandated physical distancing, protective equipment, and cleaning and hygiene protocols. COVID-19 health and safety measures are in place, including medical screenings for all workers entering the site, additional sanitizing and handwashing stations, and social distancing practices where feasible. 

Work will occur on weekdays from approximately 7 am to 3:30 pm, but may extend until approximately 6 pm. Flaggers will be present to ensure safe and efficient movement of vehicles into and out of the site. Night or weekend work may occasionally be required for certain construction activities, in which case advance notice will be provided. 

The work activities above are outlined based on the best available information for the current schedule and may be subject to change due to weather or other circumstances. 

1/7/2021

Superstructure work is underway, currently working on the second floor. Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, work is scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 30 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete deliveries
  • Rebar and formwork installation
  • Pouring concrete walls and beams, and slab at the second-floor level
  • Installation of scaffolding and building protection for adjacent buildings

All activities are conducted based on New York State reopening guidelines for mandated physical distancing, protective equipment, and cleaning and hygiene protocols. COVID-19 health and safety measures are in place, including medical screenings for all workers entering the site, additional sanitizing and handwashing stations, and social distancing practices where feasible. 

Work will occur on weekdays from approximately 7 am to 3:30 pm, but may extend until approximately 6 pm. Flaggers will be present to ensure safe and efficient movement of vehicles into and out of the site. Night or weekend work may occasionally be required for certain construction activities, in which case advance notice will be provided. 

The work activities above are outlined based on the best available information for the current schedule and may be subject to change due to weather or other circumstances. 

Completed:

  • Superstructure for the cellar and first floor