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Because a concrete floor will be cut with saws, there will be increased noise from 6am-2pm. Torch-cutting to aid in removing equipment may cause an odor that could reach the building's top floor.
A new crane is being used for lowering reinforcing steel to the bottom of the excavation. Each time the crane moves materials over workers on site, an air horn will sound to warn those below.
The MBTA bus stop across from 77 Massachusetts Ave. has been relocated to the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Memorial Drive. Also, the main crosswalk in front of 77 Massachusetts Ave. has been temporarily relocated 100 feet south towards Memorial Drive. Handicapped access to the main building will be provided at the Amherst Street crosswalk only.
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Installation of sheeting and removal of landfill may cause noise, dust and traffic disruption.
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The pouring of concrete foundations will cause noise and disruption to the surrounding area. Soil excavation continues, causing heavy truck traffic in and near the Kresge lot.
Installation of a fire protection water pipe near Kresge Auditorium may disrupt daytime vehicular traffic and cause noise, vibration and some dust.
This information is provided by the Department of Facilities.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 8, 2001.