Deutsche Bank contract rumbles on…

Six times over budget, three years late and a major prosecution later, the Deutsche bank contract is still running.

The contract to demolish the Deutsche Bank building in Lower Manhattan, which was damaged during the September 11 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center, is still going on.

According to the Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Center, an organisation with a keen interest in the building that contained a huge amount of asbestos and other toxins, the last scraps of asbestos are scheduled to be removed from the building this week. And in another eight months or so, the ruined building will be entirely demolished, they say.

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Interestingly, this latest article coincides with a report on Sky News of a marked rise in asthma caused by inhalation of dust immediately after the 9/11 attacks. One of the key reasons for the delays in demolishing the Deutsche Bank building, aside from the presence of human remains ejected from the Twin Towers, was the presence of asbestos and other potential toxins.