Possible design flaw could add millions to the cost of One World Trade Center
The agency building the new World Trade Center says that a design flaw could add millions of dollars to the cost of the complex’s signature tower. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Tuesday that a loading dock serving One World Trade Center won’t be finished in time for tenants to move into the 104-storey tower. So it’s building five temporary loading docks above the ground.
A temporary station that was built for the Port Authority Trans Hudson subway is blocking access to the underground area. The station can’t be dismantled to make way for underground freight areas until the crews finish the permanent stations. Commenting on the state of affairs, Patrick Foye, executive director for the Port Authority told reporters Tuesday that, 'several years ago there was a design miss.” Should it have been caught? The answer is probably'.
The temporary loading bays will add millions to the cost of the tower, which is now 90 storeys high. The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that the cost of the David Childs-designed One World Trade Center has soared to $3.8bn, $700m more than last estimate announced in 2008. Foye would not confirm the $3.8bn figure but said that the rising costs will be examined in a review of the agency that is being prepared for the governors of New York and New Jersey.