Venice city council sues Spanish architect over bridge

LAST UPDATED: 20 Jan, 2014 @ 15:49
Venice city council sues Spanish architect over bridge

SPANISH architect Santiago Calatrava is being sued by Venice City Council.

The city says it has had to fork out €464,000 to repair construction defects on the Ponte della Costituzione, which was planned by the architect.

The council is also demanding an additional €4 million to cover extra costs not included in the design.

The bridge – which crosses the Grand Canal – has been unpopular with residents since it first opened in November 2008.

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  1. There must be something in the air as my Chilean wife went back home for Christmas and told of a similar story which was in the news while she was there. In this case it seem that it was a Spanish construction company that made the mistake that will cost them millions to fix