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Bklink: Comptroller Blocks Jail with Retail for Now

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

City Controller William Thompson slammed City Hall Thursday for out-of-control costs at the Brooklyn House of Detention – putting a halt to the unpopular project. Thompson, a plaintiff in the lawsuit to stop the reopening and expansion of the downtown Brooklyn jail, rejected a $31 million architectural contract. The move effectively blocks the project – at least for now. He cited ‘extreme miscalculations” of cost estimates and “missing documentation.'”–NYDN

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