New Subway Station Leaking on Travelers
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Commuters passing through a new subway station in Manhattan are being splashed by leaking water.
The new subway station on the No. 7 subway line cost $2.5 billion and has only been open for six months, ABC News reported.
The leaks have discolored the ceiling tiles and caused drips of water to land on commuters when they ride the escalator, according to ABC News.
"Water is always going to seep, and water is always going to seek the lowest level, and it's always going to find its own path," City College of New York distinguished professor of civil engineering Robert Paaswell told ABC News. "If there's a tiny crack anyplace, water is going to find it."
Authorities told ABC that a subcontractor, Yonkers Contracting Company, is to blame for the leaks. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Yonkers Contracting will pay for repairs, which are estimated to be $3 million.
Michael Horodniceanu, the president of the MTA's Capital Construction division, told ABC that contractors will work on ways to keep the water out of the depot.
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