Construction Update

Week of June 16, 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 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to accommodate repaving and painting activities. Proceed with caution and follow directions.

President’s House Driveway: Excavation of the driveway to the President’s House will continue daily between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. with high levels of noise.

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. Turner flag staff will coordinate traffic.

North Circle/Pedestrian Tunnel: The 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 throughout the week during the mornings.

Founders Hall: The exit door from Level A leading to Flexner Circle remains closed. 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. 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 8/30/18 for structural work. Construction activities scheduled for this week will include drilling, welding, and chopping with high levels of noise and occasional vibrations. 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. 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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