NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The comptroller said New York City’s economic development agency allowed a construction contract to increase tenfold.
The agency called the audit “flawed” and “misleading.” It accuses the comptroller of trying to “sensationalize the record.”READ MORE: NYC Business Owners Worry Vaccine Mandate Will Keep Tourists With Young Children Away: 'Just Hugely Problematic'
According to The New York Times, Comptroller John C. Liu said the agency approved 21 contract changes and the price tag rose from over $7 million to over $73 million.
Turner Construction Company stands behind its work, saying it provided “on-call” services as needs were identified and financing was made available.READ MORE: Poll Shows Gov. Kathy Hochul In The Lead In Democrat Primary Race For N.Y. Governor
The company was contracted for facility and construction management services at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Essex Street Market building and other sites.
Turner’s other projects included the new Yankee Stadium, which is not mentioned in this audit.MORE NEWS: Biden And Putin Speak Amid Warnings Of A Possible Second Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
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