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Bolshoi Theatre reopens after ten-year rebuild

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« on: November 04, 2011, 02:33:12 pm »

A five-year rebuild that has in fact lasted twice as long, and gone so far over budget that it's been declared a State Secret,

That sort of thing happens in UK doesn't it?
Er, yes - PÓrlamaid na h-Alba, anyone? (which, as you of all people know, Monsieur l'Harpe, does not mean "Albanian Parliament Building"!). OK, it wasn't much more than three years overdue but it did cost more than 10 times even the most outrageously high of the widely differing original estimates (and they used Chinese, not Scottish, granite). What the refurbished Bolshoi must have cost is almost too frightening to contemplate, so it's probably as well that FOI requests don't cut much ice in Moskva.

That said, I have no doubt that there are ample similar examples from across the world.
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