Report: Metro Garage in Herndon is ‘Sinking’

by Fatimah Waseem October 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm 16 Comments

A report, first published by The Washington Post, finds that the Innovation Center Metro Station garage is “sinking.”

All work on the county-financed garage, which has eight stories, has been halted as an engineering firm attempts to determine why four cylindrical supporting structures sunk by as much as four inches.

The garage is one of five installed along the extension of the Silver Line, which runs from Dulles International Airport into Loudoun County.

The Post reports the problem was discovered when the garage was about 65 percent complete in July.

Manhattan Construction has a $33 million contract with the county to build the garage. Officials are confident that the garage will not collapse. The Innovation Center Station, which is near one of the sites up for consideration by Amazon for its second headquarters, is served by the 2,100-space garage.

An electronic monitoring system will be installed to monitor any movement of the foundation.

Photo via handout/Fairfax County Government

  • 30yearsinreston

    Another Hudgins failure

    • LOL

      Is this satire?

      • E

        30yearsinreston lets Hudgins live rent-free in his head. Let the senile boomers be.

    • Greg

      Double fail since she’s on the county BoS and (still) affiliated with WMATA’s board. Maybe triple fail if she’s one of the WMAA’s payola punks.

    • Walter Hadlock

      All you anti-Hudgins commenters have the wrong supervisor. The parking garage is in the Dranesville District represented by Supervisor John Foust.

  • jmsullivan

    She can stay afloat with the first four compartments breached but
    not five. Not five. She goes down by the head, the dirt will spill over
    the bulkheads, from one to the next back and back there’s no stopping

    • Cody Stiles

      I guess Jack can’t save this one.

      • OneReally

        The dirt is so cold…..

    • Guest

      Yeah, but my heart will go on….

  • LeftPolitico

    “Officials say technical consultants have done detailed inspections of the site and are “very confident” there is no risk it will collapse.” Those are not the kind of words that make me feel safe.

    • Why do you bother?

      yeah, I bet they also would have said that there’s no risk it will sink, too.

  • Greg

    50 years ago we could send men to the moon. Today? We can’t mix and pour concrete.

    What is this, concrete crisis #3 or #4 for the silver line?

  • Carol Steele

    Gotta have that cheap labor! Build the wall! MAGA!

  • OneReally

    Did I say 8 stories, sorry I meant 7. Problem solved!!

  • Pesos

    “Officials say technical consultants have done detailed inspections of the site and are “very confident” translation: We already spent the leftover construction money. Y’all good.

  • The Original Drive By Critic

    They will likely find yet another 20-something construction manager to blame for this mistake, too….oh, you have to really watch those pesky millennials closely!


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