Federal Courthouse Repairs: Worse Than Estimated
In September, Woodward estimated the costs to clean up and fix the mess could reach $6 million. Turns out that was a conservative guess. Yesterday the federal government's General Services Administration, which owns the building, announced that the bill will be closer to $10 million to repair the damage.
A contractor fired during the construction of the building in the late 1990s is being blamed for improperly installing the pipe. It's unclear now whether the GSA will seek legal action against the construction company.