Housing Newsletter: Week of April 17, 2017
Bard Hall Local Law 11
Construction work at the east and north elevations has been completed. Work on the west and south façades continues and should be complete at the end of May, weather permitting. Architect and Contractor inspections of the west and south façades continue. Please make sure that your window blinds are closed during the day for privacy. Please excuse the noise while this work is being performed.
Towers 2 and 3 Dryers
Temporary dryers are installed in both Towers 2 and 3 temp locations. The Engineer and Architect are preparing design documents for the permanent dryer installations. Upon selecting a contractor, we will issue an installation schedule.
Tower 3 Roof and Exhaust Fan Replacement
The existing exhaust fans servicing the Tower 3 bathrooms, kitchens and corridor will be replaced with new fans and the roof will be replaced in its entirety. The new fan and roof installation will continue through to May. The contractors will continue to access the roof until the project is complete. Please excuse the noise while this work is being performed.
Towers Modernization Project
Tower 2- 29th Floor Apartment Renovation
The existing apartment located in Tower 2, #29A, will be renovated. Demolition is complete and construction will continue through to May. Please excuse the noise while this work is being performed. Site protection is installed.
Tower 2- 26, 27, 28 & 29 floor Office to Apartment Renovations
The existing office spaces located in Tower 2 on the 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th floors are being renovated back to apartments. Construction will continue through to May. Please excuse the noise while this work is being performed. Site protection is installed.
Tower 2- 27th floor Office to Apartment Renovation
The existing office space located in Tower 2, #27D, is being renovated back to an apartment. Demolition has been completed. Project completion is estimated for July. Please excuse the noise while this work is being performed. Site protection will be installed.
Towers 2 & 3 Fire Alarm Upgrade
The fire alarm system is being upgraded in Towers 2 & 3. Conduit installation has commenced on Tower 2 29th floor. Conduit and device installation continues on Tower 2 stairs A & B. Please excuse the noise while this work is being performed.
Towers 1, 2 & 3 Egress Sign Installation
New egress sign installation at Towers 1, 2&3 has been completed.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day- April 29
The Columbia University Department of Public Safety, the New York City Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering for the DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a free service open to all members of Columbia and its neighboring communities.
On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Collection sites will be located at the Morningside campus (College Walk, West 116 Street & Broadway) as well as the medical center campus (in front of Vagelos Education Center). Only pills or patches will be collected; the collection sites cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps. The service is free, anonymous, and open to all members of Columbia and its neighboring communities.