Amidst Constant Pile Driving, Extell Installs Vibration Monitoring at South Street Project Site
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The constant pounding of pile drivers at Extell’s South Street project site is making life a daily hell for those in the immediate vicinity. This much we’ve covered. Neighbors residing in the surrounding buildings are forced to contend with the staccato hammering from the early morning to the evening. Even on Saturdays.
But the ear-shattering show goes on … and will continue for roughly the next year.
As is standard procedure, Extell just installed a series of seismographs near the project site to monitor the vibration levels. Placement of this technology allows the project management (i.e. Lend Lease) team to manage the safety and to allay concerns of those affected.
According to a public memo released yesterday by Lend Lease, these seismographs are set to alert contractors (via text and email) if excessive vibrations pass the danger threshold. Now that’s some high-tech shit.
The letter also passive aggressively accuses people of overreacting when sensing these quakes. Noting that “certain vibrations can be very unsettling to a person, but would have a very low likelihood of causing any damage to the surrounding infrastructure.”
As previously reported, the two-tower Extell development boasts a 13-floor building for “affordable” tenants (i.e. poor door), and a separate, sun-eclipsing 72-story behemoth for market-rate living. The latter construction is luxury to the hilt, attracting the elite with 790 units and access to amenities never before seen in the neighborhood (bowling alley, pools, Turkish baths).
Both Extell structures are slated for a 2018 completion date.