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At Houston's Flood-Damaged Wortham Theater Center, Repairs Reveal Unpleasant Surprises

"While inspecting the property for damage, workers discovered additional layers of walls that they did not know existed. The inner walls, hidden behind the outer walls, contained insulation that took on water and remain potentially infected with bacteria that could grow if left in the basement." Re-opening of the venue, home to Houston Grand Opera […]
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