Crown’s harbourside casino tower in Sydney was only built in 2020, but it has already been investigated after a water leak was discovered.
The $2.2 billion building became the tallest in Sydney when it opened its doors in December 2020. The tower includes a 350-room hotel, 82 luxury residences, more than a dozen bars and restaurants and a casino.
Part of the investigation, according to an article from ABC News, involved determining whether ground water is seeping into the structure at Barangaroo. It was said that some isolated water has entered limited areas of the basement. Work to rectify the problem in the lower level of the basement will begin shortly. Fortunately, no impact on residents was recorded.
The water leaks represent another troubled chapter in the gambling giant’s controversial development in Sydney. It’s a pressing issue that needs to be addressed promptly, before it can start causing far more serious damages.
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