CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The city of Charleston has been added to a lawsuit stemming from the construction of the most expensive municipal building in Charleston.
Local media outlets report that Skanska-Trident, which built the Gaillard Center, is seeking at least $20 million in damages from the defendants in including city, three architectural companies and a project management company.
The suit alleges the defendants caused delays and drove up the cost of the project.
The building had a total price tag of $142 million and was to have been finished last April but opened six months behind schedule.
The center replaces the old Gaillard Municipal Auditorium and is a venue for concerts and other performances and will be used for Spoleto Festival USA events.
A city attorney says the lawsuit has no merit.