Sochi: "Facade will resemble the trajectory of a triple toe-lop"

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by barbk, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    Or so they say...

    The figure skating and short track palace
    At the same time, the Grand Ice Palace, with a total seating capacity of 12,000, will stop existing as a sporting facility: it will either be converted into a hotel complex or disassembled and removed from Sochi. For now, the arena promises to become one of the more impressive constructions in the city: its façade lines will resemble the trajectory of a triple toe-loop jump.
    The construction is being done on schedule: steel works have reached the 21-meter mark with a projected height of 32 meters. The remaining 4,500 tons of metal will be raised within six months. Only some finish works remain to be done in 2012, and in November, the palace will host its first competitions.
    I'm struggling to imagine this, clearly because I am not a good visual thinker.

    Sad though to hear that a big rink is going to be taken down right after the games.

    The article says that overall construction costs for all Sochi's facilities are going to be six times greater than expected. :eek:

    http://rt.com/politics/press/trud/sochi-2014-construction-costs/en/
  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    6 times greater than expected? :eek: That is absurd. Someone really messed up with that one, who was responsible for doing estimates?
  3. mazzy

    mazzy Active Member

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    ...why didn't they make it look like a quad? Plush must be furious.
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  4. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    That does seem silly, it's not like they will never use it again.
  5. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    I guess there is more demand for summer resort space than an ice arena in Sochi if they are planning on converting it to a hotel after the Olympics are over.
  6. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    ...and it will be encased in platinum. :D
  7. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully, the design was based on a triple toe-loop that was landed successfully.

    {imagining a gorgeous silver building with swooping lines and arcs ending in a big pile of rubble at one end}
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  8. Fashionista

    Fashionista New Member

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    Well, everything is simple. 5/6 of this sum is supposed to be stolen.
  9. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    :wideeyes: Wow.

    :lol: