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City of Baton Rouge to Receive $4M Settlement from Construction Company for Crack in Library Building

A legal fight over who’s at fault for the tumultuous development surrounding Baton Rouge’s downtown library has ended with the city-parish getting $4 million in a settlement with the contractor that designed it.

Court records show the city-parish’s lawsuit was dismissed over the summer after those involved in the litigation reached a settlement.

The city sued the designer, WHLC Architecture, and its construction partners back in 2018 after a crack was found in the nearly completed library, creating fears that the structure could collapse. Officials briefly closed off downtown around the library until workers could place temporary supports under the building’s overhang, which remained there for about a year.

Read the source article at wbrz.com

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