Two additional concrete elevator core pours were completed in August and the self-climbing formwork is continuing to be assembled. Four additional elevator core pours are scheduled for this month. Eventually, the cycle time of the core pours will be reduced to approximately a floor a week. The core is scheduled to reach 5th Avenue elevation in late September. Steel erection pre-work has begun in the parking garage in anticipation of a structural steel erection start in December 2015/January 2016.
For safety, the west sidewalk between Columbia Street and Marion Street will remain closed to pedestrians throughout the duration of the project. The west side traffic lane will be closed for construction Monday – Friday, between 6 p.m. and 3 p.m. and on Saturdays (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) as required.
The north sidewalk between 5th Avenue and 4th Avenue will remain closed throughout the duration of the project as this is a concrete pumping station and will serve as the location for a construction elevator and other primary building functions.
The last of major road closures have been completed until approximately January 2016, when the large steel beams that span from Level 1 to Level 5 will be erected. This will require a full closure of 5th Ave between Columbia and Marion Streets. Periodic lane closures on Columbia St. will still be necessary for the next 4-5 months as the perimeter walls and steel erection for the parking garage on the west side of the project are completed.