ytib wrote:Latest on the terminal construction and the concrete issues: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/20/d ... ete-delay/
"May 2023 is the most recent projection made by Great Hall Partners for completion of the final phase of the $650 million-plus project, as disclosed this week in a monthly project report for bondholders.
That would be 18 months beyond the original target of November 2021. And the estimate has grown from a forecasted 10-month project delay in February."
What can one say, it is Denver International and the City of Denver again failing the pax and the airlines because of lack of oversight of contractors etc......The shoddy original concrete work was apparently done on the then Mayor Pena's watch. I cannot remember who the general contractor was, but it was one of the bigger names at the time (early 1990s). There was the billion dollar bust on the baggage handling system that was built, but was functionally unusable. You bet the traveling pax paid for that screw up.
Now we have reported a million dollar esoteric colored light sign at the entrance to Denver International that has gone on the fritz, just months after being installed. The article reports there are going to be significantly more costs to the traveling public because of the latest discovery related to the concrete. Perhaps, one could say well at least they caught it early before completing everything, and then have it collapse.
But wait, one of the so called travel industry watchers has just determined that DIA (Denver International Airport) is the best in class airport. Perhaps the current airport director can freeze salaries and reduce the airports marketing budget to help with some of the cost overruns that are being projected.