Floor By Floor

What's happening on your floor? 

Week of 8/21/17
 

All staff members are encouraged to contact the Construction Mitigation Office at 617-496-0857 or by email sccconstruction@harvard.edu with any questions or concerns of noise, air quality, or other construction impacts.

 

Floors 10, 9, 8, and 7

  • Utility work associated with the 10th floor renovation will continue.
  • Scaffolding within phase 4.2 will continue to come down. This work will generate noise from intermittent drilling to remove anchors from the building. This will take 2 weeks to complete.
  • Concrete repairs/chipping activities within phase 4.4 of the façade project will take place on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. A great deal of noise will be generated from the chipping gun used to perform this operation. As a reminder, during phase 4, concrete chipping activity is expected to take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Façade washing will continue in phase 4.5. This work will generate noise. Please email sccconstruction@harvard.edu if you need a pair of noise cancelling headphones.
  • Crews are currently working on interior renovations of the bathrooms, kitchens and corridor on the 7th floor. Work will take place Monday through Thursday 6pm-4am.
 
 

Floors 6 through 3
  • Concrete repairs will continue on the Holyoke Bookend of the north tower (Mass Ave).
  • Scaffolding within phase 4.2 will continue to come down. This work will generate noise from intermittent drilling to remove anchors from the building. This will take 2 weeks to complete
  • Concrete repairs/chipping activities within phase 4.4 of the façade project will take place on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. A great deal of noise will be generated from the chipping gun used to perform this operation. As a reminder, during phase 4, concrete chipping activity is expected to take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Façade washing will continue in phase 4.5. This work will generate noise. Please email sccconstruction@harvard.edu if you need a pair of noise cancelling headphones.
  • Construction of overhead protection for phase 4A will begin. There will be intermittent drilling to secure the structure.
  • Crews are currently working on interior renovations of the bathrooms, kitchens and corridor on the 5th floor. Work will take place Monday through Thursday 6pm-4am.
 
 

Floors 2 and Lobby
  • Interior renovation activities will continue on the 2nd floor of the south tower (Mt. Auburn Street).
 
 

Other Impacts
  • Holyoke Street Pavilion - Glass installation and utility work will continue and Holyoke Street will be closed on a daily basis (weekdays only) from 7am-4pm. The sidewalks on the east side of Holyoke Street will remain open for pedestrian traffic. The new three storied Holyoke Pavilion is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2018. 
  • Dunster Street Pavilion – Roof work and concrete deliveries will continue. To accommodate cranes and deliveries, jersey barriers have been pushed out to the middle of the road on Dunster Street. There will be no metered parking available, as the parking lane will be used as a travel lane until early 2018.
  • Mt. Auburn Plaza – Phase 2 of the plaza reconstruction is underway. The 4 handicap parking spaces on Mt. Auburn Street in front of the Smith Campus Center will be relocated to Holyoke Street and Dunster Street, just south of Mt. Auburn St. Signage will be in place for pedestrian detours. These impacts will be in place until November 2018.
  • Mass Ave – Crews will be reconstructing the sidewalks on Massachusetts Avenue in front of the Smith Campus Center. Pedestrian detours will be in place. The Hubway Station has been relocated in front of the Cambridge Trust bank on Massachusetts Avenue for the next several weeks to accommodate sidewalk reconstruction.
  • Garage Impact: For the remainder of the project, various vehicle ramps will be in accessible at times. Please be on the lookout for signage to help guide you into the parking garage.
  • Welcome Center –Crews continue with interior demolition and steel activity.
  • Emergency Egress – All 5 stairwells within the building are accessible in the event of an emergency.
  • Health Services Urgent Care After Hours (5:30pm-7:30am) have relocated to the Harvard Law School campus in Pound Hall (1530 Massachusetts Avenue).