|Photo: Geoffrey Croft|
Squirrels and sandbags are here to stay.
Or so it seems at the run-down Olmsted Center in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which is $1.6 million over budget and delayed with no end in sight, the Daily News has learned.
For years, workers have complained about the conditions inside the center, which dates to the 1964 World’s Fair.
The grievances include squirrels crawling into the building’s dilapidated walls and routine flooding from the ground during minor rainstorms.
Department workers are forced to place sandbags at entrances to prevent water from pouring inside.
In 2008, the Bloomberg administration set aside $25 million to revamp the low-lying building, which houses approximately 500 architects, engineers and other support staff.
But the project stalled and the department’s capital base remained a leaky mess.
Ah, Flushing Meadows. What a dump.