Owner Brookfield Properties says the worst of several leaks during construction of a tunnel—under Route 9A linking the World Financial Center and the future World Trade Center development—is well under control and the site is secure. The Nov. 4 leak, 30 ft below existing grade in a section under Brookfield’s WFC, itself built on a relieving platform over the Hudson River, was a “minor issue,” says a spokesman for Brookfield. The tunnel’s contractor, Turner Construction Co., referred inquiries to the the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The Port Authority attributes the leak, which flooded part of the
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.