18. It was done to prevent Unions from obtaining the work, isn't it clear?
Virtually ALL of the tunnel work would have been under the supervision of UNION WORKERS. NYC Sandhogs - Local 147, UA Local 21 - Plumbers, Pipefitters, HVAC Service, the United Steel Workers, IBEW (electrical workers).
It's as obvious as turds in a toilet, he screwed the project to screw the Unions. Don't kid yourselves.