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August 8, 1995 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He hadn't put the family pictures on his desk yet, hadn't even found the company cafeteria. But he faced one of the most difficult decisions he had ever made, a turning point in the storied history of one of the nation's largest public works projects. Should the Metropolitan Transportation Authority fire the subway contractor after a giant sinkhole opened up over Hollywood Boulevard, the latest in a string of construction debacles? Or should it retain the firm, which had already been paid $145.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1995 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He hadn't put the family pictures on his desk yet, hadn't even found the company cafeteria. But he faced one of the most difficult decisions he had ever made, a turning point in the storied history of one of the nation's largest public works projects. Should the Metropolitan Transportation Authority fire the subway contractor after a giant sinkhole opened up over Hollywood Boulevard, the latest in a string of construction debacles? Or should it retain the firm, which had already been paid $145.
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August 5, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than half a mile of tunnel walls constructed earlier this year along the Vermont Avenue subway line are thinner than originally designed, transit officials disclosed Friday, but a review team has concluded that the walls can still withstand a major earthquake. The undersized walls span nearly 12% of the twin tunnels that run north-south from Hollywood down to Koreatown, a figure that alarmed some critics of the $5.8-billion subway.
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