The new Yankee Stadium was one of the city’s signature construction projects. The design work on the stadium, including on the ramps, was performed by Populous, a company in Kansas City, Missouri.
### ODT Online October 23, 2009
Cracks Emerge in Ramps at New Yankee Stadium
By William K Rashbaum and Ken Belson
The concrete pedestrian ramps at the brand-new $1.5 billion city-subsidized Yankee Stadium have been troubled by cracks, and the team is seeking to determine whether the problems were caused by the installation, the design, the concrete or other factors, according to several people briefed on the problems. The ramps were built by a company accused of having links to the mob, and the concrete mix was designed and tested by a company under indictment on charges that it failed to perform some tests and falsified the results of others. But it is unclear whether work performed by either firm contributed to the deteriorating conditions of the ramps.
David Waldstein contributed reporting.
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