NYT-Cracks Emerge in Ramps at New Yankee Stadium...

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NYT-Cracks Emerge in Ramps at New Yankee Stadium...

Postby Kevin » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:38 pm

Cracks Emerge in Ramps at New Yankee Stadium
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/24/nyreg ... adium.html

"The concrete pedestrian ramps at the brand-new $1.5 billion city-subsidized Yankee Stadium have been troubled by cracks, and the team is seeking to determine whether the problems were caused by the installation, the design, the concrete or other factors, according to several people briefed on the problems.

"The ramps were built by a company accused of having links to the mob, and the concrete mix was designed and tested by a company under indictment on charges that it failed to perform some tests and falsified the results of others. But it is unclear whether work performed by either firm contributed to the deteriorating conditions of the ramps...."

"A spokeswoman for the team, Alice McGillion, called the cracks “cosmetic,” saying that they posed no safety issues because they did not affect the structural integrity of the ramps. She characterized the work to repair the problems as “routine remediation,” which she said was “usual in this kind of building or in any other building."

Looks a bit much for "cosmetic" - even if not structural as the spokesperson claims in that quote, the risk and thus liability of having 1" wide irregular cracks in walking surfaces used by thousands each event is not going to be acceptable.

Building reference page...
http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Yankee_ ... C_New_York
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