White House emerges from $86m two-year makeover… but it doesn’t look like anything has actually changed
- Four year construction project expected to cost $376 million
- After two years and $86 million, not much appears to have happened
- Witnesses say it has involved an underground, multistory structure which required ‘truckloads of heavy-duty concrete’
It has taken nearly two years, and $86 million but the West Wing of the White House has finally emerged from behind the gravel and scaffolding and the result is – nothing much.
Two years remain of the project, landing the White House administration with a total bill of over $376 million, but the next phase has yet to be determined.
The current outcome of the construction project, which began in September 2010, is visually anticlimactic, however what lies beneath the surface remains shrouded in mystery.
A year ago White House officials said it was an ‘overdue upgrade of underground facilities’ including the sewage system, but rumours said the big hole in the ground was in fact the construction of an underground tunnel.
Witnesses have said the project involved a sprawling, multistory structure whose underground assembly required truckload after truckload of heavy-duty concrete and steel beams.