The GENIeau consortium wants $34 million in compensation for the broken water meter contract. Ouch.
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Andy Riga asks for ideas what to do with the Olympic stadium but then sets up conditions that mean the only logical answer is: look after it and use it. He points to an interesting PDF file from the Olympic installations board that debunks some of the commonly held disparaging notions about the building.
One thing isn’t just an urban legend, though: it needs a new roof.
Excellent Travel + Leisure piece on the charms of Montreal (beware noisy and intrusive flash ad on load, though). Lots of good detail and anecdote. I especially like the quote from a local guy: “One of the ironies of Montreal,” Dufaux says, “is that the official institutions targeting the visitor, the museums and all of these things, they’re just not that interesting. What is interesting is daily life.”
Also today, Huffington Post does a short piece on the circus arts festival.
Montreal is among the greenest towns in Quebec in terms of ecological responsibility, but we’re not so great on socioeconomic indices. Or so I gather from this piece.
Interview with a structural engineering expert about the dodgy state of humanly constructed things in Montreal, both above and below street level.