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Bronx 911 call center project on hold

November 07, 2008 12:41PM

The Department of Design and Construction has put a planned 911 call center in the Bronx on hold after project costs rose from the $670 million originally projected to $957 million. The NYPD says the call center — a 37-story, 400,000-square-foot building — is critical to the city, which routes all of the 1 million 911 calls received each month through the MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. The Bronx center would take over half of those calls, but would also be capable of taking all calls during an emergency. The city had hoped to finish the building by the end of next year.

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