What's more important? Construction deadlines or historic artifacts?

There’s an interesting construction quandary in New York City right now: a stone wall built as long ago as the late 17th century has been discovered…right in the middle of a new subway tunnel being constructed under Battery Park. To find out how project managers are handling the situation, read Patrick McGeehan’s article in today’s New York Times [registration required].

For TFM‘s coverage of another high profile construction challenge, see “Like Building a Ship In a Bottle” from the archives.