Thursday, October 2, 2008

Union Square Park Update: Trees Will Wait


They have pavers on the north End of Union Square Park, and the first nine tree pits have been filled and readied, but the trees will wait. Given all of the construction activity, it has been decided that it would be better to wait until spring to plant. I guess that makes sense. The incessant drilling of bedroom has subsided on the East Side of the Pavilion, thank goodness. Now it looks like they are working on drainage systems, and if I had to take a wild guess, the entire north portion will likely be paved by the first snow.

Here is the full update from Union Square Partnership:

Recent construction updates have detailed the rapid development of the plaza and playground areas, but work has also been progressing on pace for the Pavilion's interior renovation as well. After demolition of the Pavilion floor slab last month, crews have been hard at work shoring up the exterior walls and creating the underslab column support necessary to rebuild the building's floor.
The basement has now been stripped of all previously existing walls and utility systems in preparation for reuse as Parks Department maintenance offices. Next week, the concrete floor slab will be poured over plywood and rebar forms inside the Pavilion, clearing the way to begin surface renovation of the building's interior.
Over the next two weeks, work will continue on the main sewer connection beneath 17th Street, and traffic will be shifted within the streetbed accordingly until the connection is complete. Now that rock anchors have been installed in the bedrock to the east of the Pavilion beneath the future restroom facility, installation of the underslab drainage system will begin. Work will also progress at the site's northwest corner, where new granite curb and pavers will be installed on the plaza.

1 comment:

  1. THIS CONTRACTOR IS GREAT THEY ARE DOING A HELL OF A GOOD JOB AT THAT SITE AND I CANT WAIT TILL THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE....THANKS TO THE SUPERINTENDANT OF THE PROJECT!! I MET HIM BEFORE HE IS A GREAT GUY

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