Friday, November 18, 2011

Hunters Point South Construction Off to Good Start

Construction work is underway at Hunters Point South, the city's most ambitious affordable housing project since Starrett City and Co-op City were built more than three decades ago. The Bloomberg administration announces that 100% of the units in the first phase of construction set-aside for affordable housing.

Construction at the Hunter’s Point South site includes work by the New York City School Construction Authority on a new, 1,100 seat combined Intermediate/High School. The intermediate school will have 432 seats and the High School will have 543 seats. The school will also have 96 District 75 seats (special education seats). The School is being built at 2nd Street and 51st Avenue.

The fire retardant.white tarp seen in the picture has been placed on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the north side of the steel structure to provide temporary heat for the workers during the winter months.

The following work on the schools is currently in progress during November:
  • Continuation of erection of structural steel and metal deck, now has five floors;
  • Continuation of underground plumbing and electrical work;
  • Continuation of Con Edison vault construction on 51st Avenue, west of 2nd Street;
  • Start of installation of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems on 2nd and 3rd floors;
  • Placement of concrete for 2nd and 3rd floors;
  • Start of stairway installation;
  • Start of fireproofing.

    Hunters Point South isn't perfect, and it will take years to complete. But there's a lot to like, such as acres of open space, a new school, and improved infrastructure.

    So far, it's off to a solid start.

      Click below to view a video of the Hunters Point South master plan: