Thursday, July 31, 2008

U.N. Site Truly a Garbage Dump

The United Nations' world headquarters in New York City lies on a foundation of rotten garbage — literally.

The world body recently began a six-year, $2 billion renovation project known as the Capital Master Plan. As workers began prepping the 38-story Secretariat for renovations, a "rotten eggs" smell began seeping from one of the underground levels below the building.

Suspecting that a gas line may have been punctured, workers for the Skanska Corporation, the lead contractor, had the U.N. order a limited evacuation of the Secretariat.

Several hours later, Skanska and U.N. officials, joined by utility company and fire department personnel, traced the smell not to a gas line, but to a vast underground landfill


Source Here - scroll down to No. 3.





Somewhere in the world, the person responsible is laughing hysterically and I am laughing with him.

How very, very fitting.


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