August 31, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Friends Seminary hopes that each of you are enjoying these final days of summer. Next week Friends will begin our upcoming 2018-2019 academic year, which at its conclusion will see the planned completion of the school’s expansion and renovation project i...

August 3, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

We’ve received a few inquiries from neighbors about a piece of mechanical equipment that will be installed on the school’s roof this summer, and we’re happy to provide information in response.

Recently our construction manager set a platform on Friends’ r...

July 30, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Please be advised that for the next three to four weeks, our construction managers will be completing waterproofing and roofing work on the Townhouse buildings (212 – 216 East 16th Street). The waterproofing substance may produce a slight odor that could...

June 27, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

We’re pleased to announce the completion of steel erection on the 16th Street Townhouse buildings. Due to an efficient operation and good weather, the steel program was completed early and the crane departed 16th Street more than a week ahead of schedu...

May 15, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

We write today with an important update regarding upcoming construction activity on 16th Street. Beginning next Monday, May 21, a mobile hydraulic crane will arrive onsite in front of Friends Seminary to complete an approximately four-week steel operatio...

May 9, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Our redevelopment project has just passed an important milestone—excavation is completed. More than one hundred 15-yard containers of soil were removed during this process. We thank you for your patience over the last few months, and are pleased to be...

March 24, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

On the morning of Friday, March 23, 2018, the construction site received an unscheduled container pickup prior to 7am. Once alerted to this incident, we immediately contacted the subcontractor to reaffirm the school’s policy of not receiving any construc...

March 8, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Friends Seminary extends a sincere thank you to everyone who attended the school's community construction meeting last week, as well as to those who could not attend but wrote or called the school in connection with our project. Since construction bega...

February 16, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Following is a overview of construction activities on the Townhouse buildings (212-216 East 16th Street) for the upcoming six week period.

Please note that, following completion this month of interior and rear demolition and the support of excavation prog...

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 The redevelopment was designed by Kliment Halsband Architects. The construction manager is Tishman Construction. 

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