Around 8am, workers hit a gas line which caused a gas leak. Emergency response vehicles are in Dumbo and work is underway to repair. The Washignton Street exit of 45 Main Street will be closed today for the repair. Advising to keep windows closed until the repairs are completed.
[UPDATE 3:20pm: Tully Construction, the contractor for the street reconstruction in DUMBO, broke a high-pressure gas line at the intersection of Washington and Water streets. National Grid has informed Community Board 2 that gas service has been disrupted to 567 meters in the neighborhood. The utility and the Fire Department have been at the breakage since shortly after it occurred. National Grid has established a mobile communications center in DUMBO and personnel are making door-to-door visits. Restoration of service may take as long as two days for some customers, the community board has learned from a consultant to the Department of Design and Construction.]
[UPDATE 12:25pm: From Two Trees: The City has shut down all gas on Washington St and Water St due to a gas leak in the street in front of 55 Washington St caused by the City construction crew. This will mean that you will be unable to use your stove and will not be able to receive hot water until the gas has been turned back on. The City has the gas leak under control and will turn on all gas to the buildings on Washington St as soon as it has been repaired. Please be sure that all gas powered appliances are in the off position.]
[UPDATE 10:15am: Workers reporting they are let back into the 55 Washington St building.]
Here are a few photos of the construction zone on Washington Street. The NYC Department of Design + Construction has been excavating the roadway for the installation of concrete base. This will then allow for the Belgian block installation. Also being worked on are the installation of new street lights on Water Street between Main and Adams Streets.
The sidewalk on Washington Street, between York Street and Front Street is being replaced with ‘pigmented sidewalks’. The West side of the street is being completed this week. Repairs will begin on the East side of the street tomorrow, according to the NYC Department of Design + Construction. Ongoing work is occurring on Washington Street and Plymouth Streets with the installation of Auger piles, installing curbs on Water Street between Washington and Adams Streets, and backfilling of trench and placing temporary asphalt on roadway over the trench near the intersection of Water and Adams Streets.
Since many have asked, yes, the Belgian blocks in Dumbo will eventually be repaired as it was on Water Street between Old Fulton Street and Main Street.
For more information, please call Paul Kidder, the Community Construction Liaison at 718-643-2850 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toll Breothers new CEO, Douglas Yearley Jr. was interviewed in a NY Times article, which mentioned 205 Water Street:
“We started construction in October. We’ll be starting sales in September, then occupancy the summer of 2012. It will probably average about $800 a square foot, so studios could be $500,000 and penthouses up to $2 million.”
Construction seems to be moving quickly at 205 Water Street. A reader sent us these photos of 205 Water Street construction site. The foundation is set and basement and first floor are up at the 67 unit 10 story Toll Brothers condo. An artist rendering of the completed building was published last April and the Crain’s article mentioned that sales could start as soon as Spring 2011. [Update: Sales to start in September with occupancy by summer 2012.]