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Olympic fiasco
Turbulent week in UK as costs spiral out of control
It was oh so predictable. Budget overruns on the 2012 Olympics was almost a given but no-one could have guessed the scale of the forecasts just one year into the seven year lead-in. The total cost of the project is spiralling up so fast that no reliable figure really exists at this point in time. Earlier this week it was revealed in the British press that the expected cost could be as high as £8bn but many believe this could this could rise as high as 20bn by the time the Games are realised .............more
Fred Schwart's Kalahari Condominiums in New York
Located in the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of Harlem New York, the Kalahari Condominium Project, designed by Fred Schwartz with GF55 as executive architect and Jack Travis as cultural design consultant, is a new upscale residential complex that pays .............more
SOM's design of Tyrol Tower in Austria
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been commissioned by Roadpark Verwaltungs GmbH to design a 137 metre tower at the heart of the Tyrol valley in Wörgl, Austria. The structure will match the height of the Stephansdom in Vienna, acting as a landmark for the Tyrol Region .............more
WATG completes Sasakwa Hill Lodge in Tanzania
Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo have completed Sasakwa Hill Lodge at Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania, Africa. The design challenge was to create a sustainable destination consisting of luxury safari lodges in various locations throughout the private Grumetic .............more
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