If you’ve taken the Path train from the recently-renovated WTC station, chances are you’ve seen the above wall. It’s a long stretch of wall that prevents parts of the Hudson River from inundating the WTC complex (and the WTC Path tunnels). However, according to a recent report by DNAinfo, that wall is leaking. Anonymous sources who work at the WTC complex informed DNAinfo that they’ve been hearing rushing water from behind the wall over the past two weeks.
The Port Authority quietly called in engineers to investigate and according to DNAinfo’s sources, the team of experts now fear that a stretch of the 3,200-foot wall (called a slurry wall) was not properly insulated and is now leaking. The slurry wall is 4 feet thick and roughly 100 feet deep. After 9/11, the wall was strong enough to keep the Hudson River from breaking through and inundating the Ground Zero site. A portion of the wall is exposed inside the National September 11 Memorial Museum and another stretch of the slurry wall is visible from the WTC Path platform (as seen in the photo above).
Although the Port Authority denies any problems with the wall, experts agree that if the wall need repairs, fixing it could be extremely costly and further delay the opening of the WTC complex. —DNAinfo
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