Floor By Floor

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Week of 7/17/17
 

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.

 

MAIN ENTRANCE IMPACT: Due to interior work within the elevator lobby of the main entrance, the main entrance will be closed during the dates and times below. Staff looking to access the building must use the pedestrian ramp to the garage to access the elevators to the building:

 

  • Friday night (7/14) 7pm – 2am
  • Sunday (7/16) All day
  • Monday (7/17) 7pm – 2am
  • Tuesday (7/18) 7pm – 2am

 

 

Floors 10, 9, 8, and 7

  • Demolition activities will continue on the 10th floor.
  • Concrete repairs/chipping activities within phases 4.1 and 4.3 of the façade project will take place on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. 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.
  • Scaffolding will conclude for façade phase 4.4. Crews will be working on floors 9 and 10. This work will generate noise from intermittent drilling to secure anchors to the building. Concrete washing, which begins on the 10th floor is expected to commence the week of July 24.
  • Scaffolding for façade phase 4.5 will continue. Crews will begin on the 1st floor and make their way up to the 10th floor. This work will generate noise from intermittent drilling as crew’s secure anchors to the building.
  • Window replacements within phase 4.3 will continue. Impacted departments have been notified.
  • Installation of new sealants in phase 4.3 will continue. There is no noise associated with this activity.
  • 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 for façade phase 4.5 will continue. This work will generate noise from intermittent drilling as crew’s secure anchors to the building.
  • Concrete repairs/chipping activities within phases 4.1 and 4.3 of the façade project will take place on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. 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.
  • Installation of new sealants in phase 4.3 will continue. There is no noise associated with this activity.
  • Window replacements are currently underway. All impacted departments have been notified.
  • 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 - Concrete deliveries, 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 – Steel erection decking installation for the Dunster Pavilion will continue. To accommodate a crane on site, 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. This work is expected to conclude within 8-12 weeks, weather permitting. 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 will erect steel and continue with interior demolition.
  • 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).

 

 

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