Anatomy of a Disaster
At a cost of $110million dollars and with a construction time of 3 years and 4 months, the Glass Tower broke more than just the world’s tallest structure record. With the estimated budget closer to $180million many were left stupefied when Duncan Enterprise released their final estimated construction total five days before the buildings inauguration. With the company eyeing up the lucrative national urban renewal contract, some in the industry questioned whether such frugality was aimed directly at the government body chosen to award the contract. Yet it was still a mystery how the building came in so far under budget and seemingly completed to standard. On 14th December the naysayers got their answer.
The press conference at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday morning gave a platform for Lead Fire Investigator Matthew Abb
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