Yes, that’s right~~ $2.5 BILLION dollars. No solutions, just lots of excuses. Billions of dollars worth.

Via NBC New York.

New Yorkers paid $2.5 billion for a splashy new subway station built deep into Manhattan’s bedrock near the edge of the Hudson River, but Mother Nature is putting a dampener on the depot’s inaugural year.

Just six months removed from its grand opening, the station on the No. 7 subway line is suffering from water leaks that have discolored ceiling tiles and sent rivulets spilling down upon commuters as they ride escalator banks. During the winter, the drops hardened into long icicles.

Meanwhile, a few miles downtown, more vexing water leaks have contributed to delays in the opening of an underground shopping mall built within a $3.9 billion commuter train terminal beneath the World Trade Center complex.

Civil engineers say the problems at the two sites illustrate the challenges of keeping water out of subterranean projects built below the water table…

Michael Horodniceanu, the president of the MTA’s Capital Construction division, said at a recent meeting that officials became aware of the leaks in the No. 7 subway station in 2012, when it was still under construction, and had directed contractors to address them. Contractors will now try a new method to keep the water out, he said.


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  1. Alain41 says:

    Re ‘New Yorkers paid $2.5 billion’; Usually Federal government pays 80% of transportation projects, so US taxpayers is more accurate than NYers. Though NYers paying $500 million aren’t getting their money’s worth either.

  2. TX Soldier254 says:

    A $2.5 Billion dollar Subway in NY Business District seems kind of low, this is Manhattan for goodness sake!

    The Manhattan Taxpayers can afford a lot more, say a $1 Trillion dollar Subway Line there!

    They Love Liberalism, Let’em Pay 🙂

    Go Clinton & Sanders!!!!

  3. Vintageport says:

    NBC New York reached out to the giant rats for comment but, as of this report, have received no reply.

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