Project News

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

7/22/2021

Please note that there is weekend work scheduled for Saturday, July 31.

  • This work will be limited to sprayed structural concrete installation. There will be approximately 25 workers onsite, and there will be no trucks accessing the site. The work will not generate significant noise and will occur between 9 am and 5 pm.

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 15 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete trucks, as well as oversized flatbed and other large trucks for deliveries of steel
  • Rebar, formwork, and cage installation for structural concrete work
  • Sprayed structural concrete installation

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.

Completed:

  • Tower crane deinstallation and removal

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.

7/8/2021

Please note that deinstallation and removal of the tower crane is scheduled for Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11:

  • Work will occur between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm
  • There will be approximately 10-15 trucks entering and exiting the site each day, to remove the tower crane
  • There will be approximately 30 workers onsite, including flaggers to safely direct pedestrians when trucks enter and exit the site
  • There are no anticipated impacts on parking or vehicular, bicycle, or pedestrian traffic other than intermittent stoppages to allow trucks to safely enter/exit the site
  • In the event of inclement weather, this operation will be rescheduled

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 15 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete trucks, as well as oversized flatbed and other large trucks for deliveries of steel
  • Rebar, formwork, and cage installation for structural concrete work
  • Sprayed structural concrete installation

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. 

6/24/2021

Please note that there is no work scheduled for Monday, July 5.

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 15 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete trucks, as well as oversized flatbed and other large trucks for deliveries of steel
  • Rebar, formwork, and cage installation for structural concrete work
  • Sprayed structural concrete installation

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. 

Upcoming: 

Please note that deinstallation and removal of the tower crane is scheduled for Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11:

  • Work will be limited to the deinstallation and removal of the tower crane, and will occur between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm
  • There will be approximately 10-15 trucks entering and exiting the site each day, to remove the tower crane. 
  • There will be approximately 30 workers on site, including flaggers to safely direct pedestrians when trucks enter and exit the site
  • There are no anticipated impacts on parking, vehicular, bicycle, or pedestrian traffic other than intermittent stoppages to allow trucks to safely enter/exit the site
  • In the event of inclement weather, this operation will be rescheduled

Completed: 

  • Structural steel installation

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.  

6/10/2021

Please note that work on the Gilder Center that was scheduled for Saturday, May 15, was rescheduled for Saturday, June 19.

  • This work will be limited to moving HVAC system equipment into place. There will be approximately 25 workers onsite and approximately 5 trucks accessing the site. This work will not generate significant noise and will occur between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. 

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 15 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete trucks, as well as oversized flatbed and other large trucks for deliveries of steel
  • Rebar, formwork, and cage installation for structural concrete work
  • Sprayed structural concrete testing, and beginning of sprayed concrete installation
  • Installation of masonry block walls and steel 

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. 

5/27/2021

Please note that there is no work scheduled for Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 30 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete trucks, as well as oversized flatbed and other large trucks for deliveries of steel
  • Rebar, formwork, and cage installation for structural concrete work
  • Installation of masonry block walls and steel 
  • Installation of interior 24/7 temporary construction lighting 

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. 

Upcoming: 

  • Sprayed structural concrete operations

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.

5/13/2021

Please note that there is weekend work scheduled for Saturday, May 15.

  • This work will be limited to moving HVAC system equipment into place. There will be approximately 25 workers onsite, and approximately 5 trucks accessing the site. This work will not generate significant noise, and will occur between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. 

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 30 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete and steel deliveries
  • Rebar, formwork, and cage installation for structural concrete work
  • Installation of masonry block walls and steel for the northeast portion of the building
  • Installation of interior 24/7 temporary construction lighting 
  • 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. 

Upcoming: 

  • Sprayed structural concrete operations

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. 

4/29/2021

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are scheduled to include:

  • Delivery of equipment and materials to the worksite, with about 30 trucks on average arriving per day, including concrete and steel deliveries
  • Rebar, formwork, and cage installation for structural concrete work
  • Installation of masonry block walls and steel for the northeast portion of the building

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. 

4/15/2021

Please note that there is work scheduled for Saturday, April 17.

  • This work will be limited to backfilling soil between the supports of excavation and foundation of the Gilder Center. There will be approximately 25 workers onsite, and there will be approximately 10 trucks accessing the site. The work will not generate significant noise and will occur between 9 am and 5 pm. 

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are 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 seventh-floor level

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. 

4/1/2021

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are 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 sixth-floor level

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. 

3/18/2021

Work on the Gilder Center resumed after New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) rescinded a stop work order on Wednesday, March 9, after re-inspection. 

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are 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 fifth-floor level

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. 

3/5/2021

Following a routine site visit, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a stop work order for the Gilder Center work on Wednesday, February 17, based on issues with a non-structural permanent stair. The contractor has addressed the issues, and we are awaiting DOB’s direction that the order is rescinded.

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, superstructure activities are 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- and fifth-floor levels
  • Testing and commissioning 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. 

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