With cooperative weather and elevators, the new roof is expected to be in place by the the 2nd week of November.
For owners who live in the vicinity of the roof, you can expect loud noise including banging, drilling and vibrating from time to time for the duration of the project. We suspect this to be especially noticeable on work days from the 44th floor going up. However, being a mostly metal and concrete building, it is possible noise will be heard all the way to the ground level at times. Obviously, such conditions will be the most pronounced as you get closer to the roof.
From time to time, workers will be mobilizing early in the day, to prepare for working hours. However, they have been directed to limit noise and vibration generating work to between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. If the weather does not cooperate on weekdays, there may be times some work will be scheduled on the weekends, as it is critical this work is completed before the dead of winter.
Service Elevator #6 will be busy each workday. If for some reason there is an outage or when resident moves or deliveries are scheduled, they may resort to some use of Service Elevator #5. From time to time, so work can be completed expeditiously, we do expect the contractors will reserve the elevator to bring materials and tools up and down. To the extent possible, once work gets underway we anticipate being provided a schedule one to two weeks in advance, with anticipated elevator scheduling. Such dates and times will be posted on our PT Condo Calendar, when we have them.
Assuming the project gets underway as hoped on Monday August 21st, we have already been advised to expect their teams will be reserving the elevator for Monday August 21st, Tuesday August 22nd, Thursday August 24th, and Tuesday September 5th. These are key dates for mobilization and supply deliveries.
When new roofing material is being applied, there will be days when odors are generated. Our ventilation system may be taken offline on these days since there are fresh air intake vents at the roof level. This measure will reduce the penetration of these odors. We have asked to receive ample notice when this is expected, so we can advise residents in advance. It will be impossible to eliminate these odors completely, but we will take what steps we can to buffer their impact – such as closing off the roof level intakes.
This project is one of the more massive undertakings a building such as Park Tower can undertake in its lifetime. Its also one of the most important for the health of the structure. We are committed to communicating with residents when there are critical updates and elevator scheduling, advise you when to expect odors and any other occurrences which may impact your quiet enjoyment, and any other information that can help you plan and anticipate activities as this project unfolds.
There will be much more to come, over the next couple months.
At anytime you have questions or concerns, please contact the office.
As always, we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while we carry out these very important improvements.