On December 29, 2016, the Department of Buildings granted the Flushing Commons Office Building (D Building) a Temporary Certification of Occupancy. This is a huge milestone for the project and is a solid stepping stone towards Phase 1 total completion.
The remaining tower crane (Tower Crane 1) has been taken down on the June 4th weekend. The project is now almost fully enclosed and should be seeing its last phases of construction work in the coming 6 months. The underground garage is set to open shortly and sidewalk bridges at its entrances will be installed to ensure safety of the pedestrians.
The month of November was a very thankful one not only because of Thanksgiving, but the warmer November really helped the construction progress move forward. The steel is now up to the 11th floor and we continue to pour concrete and install precast planks. As we are always conscious of the safety of local pedestrians; we continue to make the effort in installing tarps to keep construction debris/dust going out to the streets.
Construction work continued to progress well throughout the month of October and steel is now up to the 7th floor. We are currently working to have our tower crane jump to height 406’ by next week. As traffic congestion and pedestrian safety have always been a concern in the district, we have worked out a plan to keep the crane jump operation to have the least amount of affect to the local pedestrians and drivers alike.
The construction is now above ground and steel erection work is well underway. We are currently framing out the podium level of our Phase 1 building and began concrete slab pours on the decks starting from the western end. To ensure the safety of the pedestrians we have installed a brand new sidewalk shed on the Union Street stretch of the construction site.
At approximately 7:20AM, a small fire started while workers were preparing to begin pouring a concrete wall. The fire department came on site immediately and the fire was promptly brought under control. Fortunately there were no injuries and there was minimal damage to the site. There was a partial stop work order issued but Tishman Construction, one of the most active construction companies in NYC, is pleased to report that the overall construction on Flushing Commons continues.
Please be advised that to accommodate the erection of a Tower Crane to complete construction logistics work, 39th Avenue between 138th Street and Union Street will be closed Friday 4/24 (9PM – 9AM), Saturday 4/25 (9PM – 9AM) and Sunday 4/26 (9PM – 5AM).
Please see below Department of Transportation installed signage authorizing the closure.