Embarrassing Cracks Appear in the New Yankee Stadium

If you’re in the business of building, you’re probably pretty eager not to have anything start going wrong with your new fancy bit of architecture until at least a few years have passed and a little wear and tear is to be expected. Otherwise, you might start getting nicknames like the one we handed out to Frank “The Leakster” Gehry on not one but two recent occasions. But such is the case over at the swanky new billion-dollar digs the Yankees now call home. Cracks have started to appear in portions of the concrete ramps, something not so good for a building that’s less than a year old. Now fingers are being pointed to try and figure out who is to blame. While the Kansas City-based mega-firm Populous was behind the design of the structure, including these now-troublesome ramps, it’s looking like the they’ll be just fine, given some of the other potential parties involved:

The ramps were built by a company accused of having links to the mob, and the concrete mix was designed and tested by a company under indictment on charges that it failed to perform some tests and falsified the results of others. But it is unclear whether work performed by either firm contributed to the deteriorating conditions of the ramps.

Update: Daniel Libeskind’s also been having some similar troubles recently in Denver.