U.S. General Services Administration

GovEnergy convention
1:21 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

St. Louis hotels scrambling to fill over 11,000 rooms with cancellation of major GSA conference

The federal General Services Administration has canceled a three-day conference that was supposed to start in downtown St. Louis on August 19, citing an inability to meet new federal standards.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

A scandal that erupted in April over lavish spending by the General Services Administration, the government's logistics provider, is leaving hotels in St. Louis scrambling to fill rooms.

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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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