Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse

Morning round-up
12:27 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Eagleton Courthouse repairs could cost up to $10 million

Damage to Courtroom 13 South at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse. The U.S. General Services Administation says it could cost $10 million to repair damage caused by a burst pipe August 24.
Julie Bierach, St. Louis Public Radio

The U.S. General Services Administration announced Wednesday that they’ve contracted with construction company JE Dunn to act as the general contractor to repair damages to the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse.

The damage occurred August 24 when a pipe on the 17th floor burst, sending about 8,000 gallons of water down the south side of the building and damaging several courtrooms. The leak went undiscovered for seven hours.

GSA Regional Administrator Jason Klumb says Congress has already approved the money to fix the damage.

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Morning round-up
9:27 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Morning headlines: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Busch Stadium prepared for Game 1 of the World Series in St. Louis on Oct. 19. Similar cloudy and cold conditions await the Cardinals and the Rangers tonight at the stadium for a pivotal Game 6.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Game 6 of the World Series at Busch Stadium tonight

Jaime Garcia takes the mound tonight for the Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series at Busch Stadium, and the Texas Rangers will counter with Colby Lewis. The two pitchers faced each other in Game 2, with the Rangers ultimately getting the victory.

The Rangers have a 3-2 lead in the series. If the Rangers win tonight's game it will be their first World Series title.

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Eagleton Courthouse
10:44 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Fired contractor blamed in Eagleton courthouse soaking

The Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

A contractor fired at the federal courthouse in St. Louis a decade ago is blamed for installing a misaligned pipe that broke and flooded many floors.

But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a General Services Administration official says there is no way to seek reimbursement from the contractor, Morse Diesel.

The pipe break in August spewed up to 8,000 gallons of water at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse. Damage could reach millions of dollars.

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Eagleton Courthouse
1:45 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Pipe break causes damage at Eagleton courthouse

The Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

Damage could reach millions of dollars after a broken pipe flooded courtrooms and offices and damaged computers and other high-tech equipment at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis.

Jim Woodward, clerk of the U.S. District Court, said a maintenance worker arrived about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to find flooding on several floors of the courthouse parking garage. He tracked the water to a leak in a holding cell on the 17th floor of the 29-story, 11-year-old building.

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