DNAinfo reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park is suing two firms it hired to illuminate the fields at Pier 5, alleging that the fixtures weren’t built to BBP’s wind-resistant specifications.
The playing field was opened to the public Dec. 13, 2012, but just eight days later, the shade structures were damaged by wind gusts of less than 75 mph, according to the lawsuit. It says the light poles and shades suffered shared connection bolts, broken fixtures, bent and snapped support rods and torn shades.
One of the firms named in the suit, HNTB Corporation, subsequently modified and re-built the fixtures; the suit seeks payment for the cost of replacing the originals.
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