ASML has responded to neighborhood complaints of construction noise by identifying the source of the pounding and announcing a point at which it will end. It has also offered neighbors a choice of whether they prefer a long construction period or a shorter one with earlier starts in the morning.
Rock removal through hammering and chipping is the only option, the company said. Blasting is not possible due to the sensitive manufacturing equipment on the campus at 77 Danbury Road, according to Peter W. Rader, vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle, the Stamford-based project developer for the parking garage being built on the ASML property. It is likely this hammering is what neighbors are complaining about, he said in a memo to company officials released by ASML’s attorney, Casey Healy.