Developed in the early 1900’s. Former site occupants included steel facilities, lumber companies, television series production companies (storage of props), construction companies, and a truck repair shop that stored tires and petroleum products.
Health & Environmental Risks
PCB’s, Asbestos, and Lead contaminated soil and structures. Dust emissions and cross-contamination were a primary concern due to the PCB contamination on structural surfaces.
In order to meet NYC Code requirements, project had to be performed utilizing manual demolition techniques while still maintaining a strict schedule with a limited window of hours to work during the week.
Structural considerations included unstable buildings that were partially collapsed or at risk of complete collapse. Hand separations from occupied buildings was necessary to preserve use of existing structures.
Logistics were extremely challenging due to the congested mixed commercial and residential setting.
Project successfully completed under the requirements of the USEPA Self-Implementing PCB Remediation Work Plan and the NYS DEC Brownfield Clean-up Program for Site #C241155.
Demolition of former warehouse and office buildings down to slab on-grade, cleaning of PCB waste streams, and proper disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams.
Mechanical and manual means of demolition were used to successfully bring down the buildings. Manual separations were completed along adjoining buildings required to remain.
OSC installed and maintained proper protective measures to avoid cross contamination of PCB and non-PCB containing materials.
OSC installed engineered designed supports systems on adjoining buildings.