Phony Concrete Tests Might Make Key NYC Structures Less Safe than You Thought

The New Yankee Stadium, the LaGuardia control tower and the Lincoln Tunnel have two things in common. They are key NYC public facilities and they may have problems that could affect their structural integrity.

The discovery has been made public by the Manhattan district attorney's office, who is prosecuting the lab that makes these concrete tests—American Standard Testing and Consulting Laboratories Inc.—for racketeering and other charges. According to the prosecutors, the phony concrete tests have been happening for 12 years and have also affected the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the new Second Avenue subway line, as well as many other buildings and structures through the city.

According to the New York Post, prosecutors "believe that any safety concerns had been addressed by retesting, plus some upgrades in projects they wouldn't specify." Frankly, I just don't want to believe that the Lincoln Tunnel is A-OK. I just want to know. [New York Post]