Housing Newsletter: Week of March 13, 2017
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for the New York City metropolitan area from late tomorrow, Monday night through Tuesday evening. The current forecast calls for heavy snow and blizzard conditions, with snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches, strong winds and hazardous travel conditions. The Emergency Management Operations Team (EMOT) is actively monitoring the situation.
We urge all members of the Columbia community to stay informed about conditions as the storm progresses. Please continue to check the Columbia Preparedness website and the Columbia homepage for updates as more information becomes available. For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service or on Twitter @NWSNewYorkNY. Stay informed by signing up for Notify NYC, the City's official source for emergency information, or by visiting New York City’s Severe Weather website.
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 April. 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. Demolition began on Monday, March 6 and will continue through the end of the month at which time the roof replacement will begin. The contractors will continue to access the roof until the project is complete. Please excuse the noise while this work is being performed.
Tower 2- 28th & 29th Floor Office Renovation
The existing office spaces located in Tower 2 on the 28th and 29th floors are being renovated back to apartments. Construction will continue through to the end of April. Please excuse the noise while this work is being performed. Site protection is installed.
Tower 2- 26th & 27th Floor Office Renovation
The existing office spaces located in Tower 2 on the 26th and 27th floors are being renovated back to apartments. Demolition has been completed. Construction will start on 03/15/17 and will last through May. Please excuse the noise while this work is being performed. Site protection has been installed.
Towers 2 & 3 Fire Alarm Upgrade
The fire alarm system will be upgraded in the basement and garage levels of Towers 2 & 3. Work continues on the B4 level and has commenced on the B1 level. Work is also being performed in the A&B stairs on levels 1 through 3. 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 is at 50% completion. The contractors will not be onsite this week but will return the week of 03/20/17 to complete the installation. Please note that this work will not be noisy.