(DNAINFO) Murray Weiss | November 5, 2015 — The Port Authority has finally admitted there’s a leak at the World Trade Center after denying it when DNAinfo New York broke the story months ago.
A Port Authority spokeswoman insisted that the workers who heard water rushing behind the concrete wall that encases the 16-acre site were mistaken. She provided photographs of dry concrete walls to DNAinfo to illustrate that there was no leak.
Months later, in Wednesdays editions of the New York Times, Port Authority officials were quoted saying there was, in fact, a serious leak at the site that was contributing to the delays in the opening of the grand lower concourse where there will be roughly 100 high-end retail tenants.
Steven Plate, the director of World Trade Center construction for the Port Authority, told the Times that “the dripping has been reduced dramatically. We’ve made some significant progress. Several spaces are dry.”