I am sure everyone has heard that the Port Authority plans to buy SportsWorks (for $5 million) and demolish it. From the Post-Gazette:
It has long been known that the North Shore Connector project, which will extend light rail from Downtown across the Allegheny River, could force SportsWorks to move.
Discussions between Port Authority and the science center began in earnest roughly a year ago when the $435 million project became a reality.
Question (and maybe a simple one, but what the heck...): Does this announcement turn a $435 million project into a $440 million project? Or was the $5 million for this always in the budget?
If so, why didn't they announce this before? If it requires new money... That's more than a one percent increase. A few more of these and pretty soon we'll be talking real money.