Evacuated and fenced off houses are pictured next to an underground building site in the city centre of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 21 July 2009. The building of a new underground line in Amsterdam has been the cause of concern. Water keeps breaking through, several houses along the 10 kilometres long underground line sank and had to be evacuated. So far, the costs for the building hav

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Evacuated and fenced off houses are pictured next to an underground building site in the city centre of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 21 July 2009. The building of a new underground line in Amsterdam has been the cause of concern. Water keeps breaking through, several houses along the 10 kilometres long underground line sank and had to be evacuated. So far, the costs for the building hav
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Evacuated and fenced off houses are pictured next to an underground building site in the city centre of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 21 July 2009. The building of a new underground line in Amsterdam has been the cause of concern. Water keeps breaking through, several houses along the 10 kilometres long underground line sank and had to be evacuated. So far, the costs for the building have increased by more than half a billion Euros to three billion Euros since the beginning of construction in 2002. Due to unexpected security problems, the building works were discontinued for months. Many streets in Amsterdam look like permanent building pits. Photo: Thomas Burmeister