Floor By Floor

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Week of 6/26/17
 

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.

One traffic lane on Mt. Auburn Street will be closed on Saturday, June 24th, from 8am-12pm due to a steel delivery for Mt. Auburn Plaza. All underground parking garage ramps will remain open.

 

Floors 10, 9, 8, and 7

  • Demolition activities will continue on the 10th floor.
  • Concrete chipping activities within phase 4.2 and 4.3 of the façade project will take place on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24. 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.
  • Concrete repairs in phase 4.2 will continue. There is no noise associated with this activity.
  • Sealant removal within phase 4.3 will continue. Crews will begin on the 10th floor and make their way down. Noise will be generated from this activity and may require staff to relocate telephone conversations and/or meetings. If staff need noise cancelling headphones, please contact sccconstruction@harvard.edu.

 

 

Floors 6 through 3

  • Concrete repairs will continue on the Holyoke Bookend of the north tower (Mass Ave).
  • Concrete chipping activities within phase 4.2 and 4.3 of the façade project will take place on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24. 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.
  • Concrete repairs in phase 4.2 will continue. There is no noise associated with this activity.
  • Sealant removal within phase 4.3 will continue. Crews will begin on the 10th floor and make their way down. Noise will be generated from this activity and may require staff to relocate telephone conversations and/or meetings. If staff need noise cancelling headphones, please contact sccconstruction@harvard.edu.
  • Scaffolding for façade phase 4.4 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.
  • Scaffolding along the Holyoke Street end of the north tower will continue to be removed. There will be intermittent drilling associated with this work.

 

 

Floors 2 and Lobby

  • Concrete repairs above and around the exterior of the Harvard University Health Services Pharmacy will continue.
  • Drywall 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.
  • Parking Garage Impact – The south vehicle ramp on Dunster Street will be closed on Monday, June 26th and the north vehicle ramp on Dunster Street will be closed either on Wednesday or Thursday, June 28th or 29th.
  • 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 crosswalk on Mass Ave that connects the Smith Campus Center to Harvard Yard. Pedestrian detours will be in place. This work is expected to conclude at the end of June, weather permitting.
  • 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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