I can tell you something right now. Wireless router from Singnet sucks like hell, what 9WIRE or 2WIRE or what. Laggy like hell only at night. Don't know what's up with it. Temperamental. But anyways:
This one should be in USD too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirate...note-key_factsThe price of the new football stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets has risen by $600 million to $1.4 billion.
"Costs continue to go up," said Alice McGillion, a spokeswoman for New Meadowlands Stadium Corp., a company that represents the team owners.
The teams awarded a contract to Swedish construction company Skanska AB, which said Friday it had received a $998 million order to design and build the open-air stadium at the Meadowlands sports complex in East Rutherford, N.J.
"It shows the continued momentum and we are on the timeline that we need to be for a 2010 opening," McGillion said Friday.
The teams, which announced the joint venture in 2005, originally estimated costs at about $800 million.
0.oThe stadium project cost £390 million, but not all was for the actual construction of the stadium itself.
Also in USD hor.The Gulf Coast hurricanes may push construction costs sharply higher for several years, experts say, potentially adding millions of dollars in costs to the $625 million football stadium as well as other public projects in their early stages.
if this thread is meant to be an accumulation of dislikes for anything new, i've nothing to say.
if it's meant to be a review on one of the design proposal, i think we can come up with better arguement rather than 'how to do the kallang wave' 'this looks like toilet bowl' 'are we having waterpolo and soccer together' 'are the audience going to fall into water' 'wait the soccer ball fly into the water how' etc.
seriously, it's sickening how people can complain that the system here lacks creativity, lacks freedom etc. and then when something different happens everyone jumps in to crucify it.
at least when we disagree, we disagree with well thought arguement ... no wonder Singapore kids lost the debate ... anyway, i think we shouldn't be overly disturbed over a toilet seat cover when there are plenty of toilet seat covers all over the world which people take pride and joy in. let's see the other proposals before being too quick on dismissing anything. who knows, proposal 2 and 3 might range from sea urchin to octopus ... sushi anyone?
National pride also important, lah. I agree we need a world class sports hub. Attract more investors, foreign talent, etc. Then if F1 comes in, lagi best.
Malaysia already got Shah Alam Stadium, we all cannot lose out leh!
I'd like a new stadium, but well, I think the gold colour stadium is a bit orbit lor...
edit: but i do find this new stadium very appealling. the water-front and the funky shape is really very refreshing. i just find that by stating so openly that garment is spending so much on a new stadium, it really seems to be like mocking at those poors who really need moeny now.
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will the soccer ball fly out of tat gap ? wat a waste to have a gap there ? it can be created with more seats....
And I hope I'm not being too condescending in saying that there will always be poor. And we still have to move on, while trying to help them out along the way. But a fine balance has to be maintained. You cannot just spoonfeed them, no? Else where would there be any incentive to work harder?
I can tell you that every country has its poor, and there are times when you cannot just spend all the extra money on the poor. It is a very ludicrous suggestion to say that the 600 million should be spent on some new-fangled progress package or something. Do you think China has its poor? Definitely. Yet look at the Olympics drive. It is draining a lot of resources.
it is not a resentment against new or fanciful design. hey, i've accepted the durian designs long ago, what else i couldn't accept??
main grouse, the design is pathetic and if it reminds me of the world's oldest profession, then again i might haf the world's most fantastic imagination, but it really looks awful.
You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!
so wads the "wow" factor? the form (horseshoe design) or d function (a place tt will b used by many), or d price?
hope the new stadium will b a place we will b proud enough to call our own!
Originally Posted by night86mare
If we need to cough up billions of dollars to build a stadium, then i think we are getting our priorities wrong.
I love how people focus on the wow factor over a social issue.
Last edited by Deceased; 4th April 2007 at 01:53 AM.