Monday, June 17, 2013

the end of the pier

The question on most everyone's mind: "is it worth the $15 million?"

the pier that has been beset with problems, design changes and engineer changes, accidents and lawsuits and counter-lawsuits causing delay after delay....
until we all just wanted it to go away. except by then, that would be more expensive than finishing the job.

but years behind schedule, and millions of dollars over budget, the construction crew left, the gates came down, and the public were invited to walk the pier!

and a new day dawns


  1. They should have built a casino at the end of it. :-) Actually when I saw the $15 million dollar price tag I don't know if I was laughing or crying. It reminds of so much of what is going on in Ontario these days.

  2. Oooh, pretty. I love a good pier!

  3. When projects go massively over-budget it's always difficult to know whether to continue or stop - but then what would be the point of something half-finished and unusable? It's an interesting structure. I love your last photo.


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