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- A New York City contractor must pay an estimated $3 million to fix a leak and clean up mold at the six-month-old, $2.45 billion Hudson Yards subway station, according to the New York Business Journal.
- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has ordered Yonkers Contracting to hire experienced Australian waterproofing company Sovereign Hydroseal to do the repairs, which are expected to take no longer than three months.
- MTA officials said Yonkers has tried unsuccessfully to fix waterproofing issues at the station since it was under construction in 2012. A representative of Yonkers said the original work was done by one of its subcontractors.
According to DNAinfo, the new station has been plagued with leaks, mold, bathroom flooding, water damage and broken escalators and visible water damage since its opening in September.
The station provides subway access to the booming Hudson Yards development in West Manhattan. In fact, the addition of the station was one of the factors onlookers cited as encouraging growth in the area.
Developers broke ground on Hudson Yards in 2012 and, since then, it has attracted builders and contractors who are changing the city’s skyline with new office and residential towers.
Tishman Speyer is building two skyscrapers — a 1.3 million square foot tower and the Bjarke Ingels Group-designed building “The Spiral,” which features a “snake” of greenery-filled terraces winding their way up the building’s exterior. In addition, Tutor Perini was just awarded two more contracts for Hudson Yards, along with a retail complex, for $1.2 billion in total.