Work apparently not listed in the most recent Atlantic Yards construction alert was impactful enough to shake my house. Construction workers dug a hole and then filled it near the perimeter fence inside the staging area on block 1129. The excavation equipment pounded the ground to cap the hole. The pounding was loud enough and violent enough to shake my house across the street.
The hole appeared to be approximately 5 feet deep with a ten foot diameter.
A video of the work can be found here: http://youtu.be/0l0x5QwpJOk
The video as uploaded is a little fuzzy, but the original (which can be provided) is more clear. Three construction workers stand nearby as an excavator works on the hole.
FCRC's community liaison has confirmed the work was left off the construction alerts. The work is associated with the creation of the surface parking lot on block 1129. The text is below.
This is a Supplemental Report to the previously issued two week look – ahead regarding upcoming construction activities at Atlantic Yards covering the period of March 12 -25, 2012
Block 1129 (Carlton, Dean, Vanderbilt, Pacific) – Construction Staging
New Information: In preparation for construction of the parking lot to be located on the block, the contractor will be digging test pits to take soil samples for classification. Using a mini excavator approximately 30 pits will be dug around the block. The work commenced on Monday, March 12, 2012 and is expected to take 1 week to complete; all work will be conducted during regular hours. Construction work for the parking lot is anticipated to commence on site in May 2012; additional detail will be provided in advance of start of construction.