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

    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.

    http://rt.com/politics/press/trud/so...tion-costs/en/

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    6 times greater than expected? That is absurd. Someone really messed up with that one, who was responsible for doing estimates?
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    ...why didn't they make it look like a quad? Plush must be furious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post

    Sad though to hear that a big rink is going to be taken down right after the games.
    That does seem silly, it's not like they will never use it again.

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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.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazzy View Post
    ...why didn't they make it look like a quad? Plush must be furious.
    ...and it will be encased in platinum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    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.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    6 times greater than expected? That is absurd. Someone really messed up with that one, who was responsible for doing estimates?
    Well, everything is simple. 5/6 of this sum is supposed to be stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    The article says that overall construction costs for all Sochi's facilities are going to be six times greater than expected.
    Wow.

    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    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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