YORKVILLE — Demolition of a defunct marine transfer station, which will make way for a new waste facility, is set to begin soon, city officials said.

The city Law Department, which is handling press inquiries about the polemic project because of pending litigation, confirmed that the marine transfer station contractor is on site, and that “demolition of the existing sculpture is scheduled to being shortly.”

The department added that all of the work taking place on the marine transfer station site from March 2013 until April 2014 will be “confined to the area east of the FDR Drive and esplanade, and staged from barges moored in the river.”

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