Monday, May 19, 2014

Workers Wearing Protective Gear On Roof Of Goldwater Hospital Removing Asbestos Material As Part Of Cornell NYC Tech Construction - Visible From Roosevelt Island Tram And Queensboro Bridge But No Health Or Safety Risk To Community Says Cornell

 Image of Goldwater C Building During Cornell NYC Tech Demolition

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) reported Friday, May 16:
Cornell Tech has advised that beginning next Monday, May 19th, workers will be on the roof of Building C of the former Goldwater Hospital complex undertaking demolition and abatement work as part of the construction of the Cornell Tech campus. The work is expected to be completed within 4-6 weeks. Wearing protective gear, the workers will be removing non-friable asbestos roofing materials and will be visible from the Tram and the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. The work is being done in accordance with the approved Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) procedure, using industry-standard products intended to prevent dust from being created during the roof removal in a manner that does not pose a health and safety risk to the community.