Oculus Ceiling Leaking Again


BUT THE PORT AUTHORITY SAID THE PROBLEM HAD BEEN FIXED. SO WHY IS IT HAPPENING AGAIN? CBS 2’S TONY AIELLO REPORTS. Reporter: A WORKER MOPPED UP WATER WHILE BUCKETS COLLECTED THE STUFF DRIPPING FROM THE CEILING. LISTEN CLOSELY. [ DRIP ] Reporter: YOU CAN HEAR IT FALLING FROM 20 FEET ABOVE. [ DRIP ] AT LEAST WHEN IT RAINS — Reporter: IT’S NOT RAINING TODAY. NO, BUT IT’S WORSE WHEN IT RAINS. BUT IT’S ALWAYS A LEAK. ALMOST ALWAYS A LEAK. Reporter: IT’S A BLEMISH ON WHAT SOME CONSIDER ONE OF THE GREAT PUBLIC SPACES IN THE WORLD. THE LEAKY CEILING JUST DOWN THE STAIRS FROM THE GREAT HALL OF THE OCULUS, THE SOARING SPACE DESIGNED BY STAR ARCHITECT WHICH CAME IN SEVEN YEARS LATE AND $2 BILLION OVER BUDGET. ONE INFORMED ESTIMATE HAS THE ARCHITECT COLLECTING MORE THAN $50 MILLION FOR HIS DESIGN WORK HERE, ONE OF THE GREATEST PAYDAYS IN THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE. CRITICS SAY HIS AMBITIOUS DESIGNS OFTEN LEAD TO PROBLEMS. THE FACADE AT THIS OPERA HOUSE HAD TO BE STRIPPED BECAUSE TILES KEPT FALLING OFF. THE OWNER OF THIS WINERY SUED HIM OVER THE LEAKY ROOF. THESE VISITORS ARE FROM HIS NATIVE SPAIN. [ INDISCERNIBLE ] IT ALWAYS COSTED MORE THAN WAS EXPECTED. Reporter: THIS TIME LAPSE SHOWS THE OCULUS WAS AND A HUGE COMPLICATED PROJECT. BUT THE PORT AUTHORITY SAYS THE LEAKS AREN’T A CONSEQUENCE OF THE DESIGN, BLAMING OUTSIDE THIRD PARTY CONSTRUCTION WORK, APPARENTLY AT 3 WORLD TRADE CENTER NEXT DOOR. THE PORT AUTHORITY SAYS ENGINEERS ARE WORKING ON A FIX.

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  • Now (5/13/19 – Wall Street Journal ) the windows in this abortion are leaking. $3.9 BILLION to build and the windows leak. Millions more every year to patch them. Within 50 years they’ll tear it down and waste billions more to build a new abortion. Architect was paid $50 MILLION. Should be in PRISON. Meanwhile, the average joe lives in a modest, 40-60 year old house. No leaks.

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