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City of Charleston facing $20 million lawsuit over Gaillard Center

The Gaillard as it was being built The Gaillard as it was being built
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The City of Charleston is facing a $20 million lawsuit over the newly renovated Gaillard Center.

The company that managed renovations is suing not only the city, but also three architectural companies and a project management company, blaming them for delays and increasing the cost of the project. 

The suit also claims the city breached its construction agreement.

The company claims requests for additional compensation and extensions were denied. 

The Gaillard was supposed to be completed last April, but was six months behind schedule.

The company that filed the suit, Skansa-Trident, wants a jury trial and a minimum $20 million dollars in damages. 

A city spokesperson tells us they are reviewing the lawsuit and they don't believe the claim has any merit. 

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