Tenement Square massacre cost the US government $1.3B

A $1,946,000 renovation of a 20-story apartment building in San Francisco, California, that was used by the city’s police department as a military prison cost the United States $1 billion, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

The $1 million renovation of the Tenement Museum of Modern Art in the Mission District cost $1 per square foot, the DOJ said.

The Justice Department, which is investigating the renovation of San Francisco’s Chinatown-Tenement Square, did not provide details about the scope of the damage, which occurred between 2010 and 2014.