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(Bozeman Daily Chronicle)   Well, in fairness to the construction crew, "carefully rennovate" DOES sound a lot like "completely demolish"   (bozemandailychronicle.com) divider line 51
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2012-12-05 10:48:38 AM  
I hate it when I mix up "oi, get off me" for "yes, that would be most nice".
 
2012-12-05 10:55:11 AM  
Well if went down anything like it would have in the US, It started with the owner giving orders to the head contractor with a thick Russian accent. The Contractor bored and only half listening nodded a lot and said "sure, sure, boss, no problem we'll take care of it". Then he handed the Job off with vague instructions to a sub, who promptly rounded up half-a-dozen guys standing around in front of the local 7-11 to do the actual work, and trusted his foreman, who kinda speaks the worker's language a little bit, to give them instructions on what to do.
 
2012-12-05 11:07:53 AM  
Useless without pics.
 
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2012-12-05 11:08:39 AM  
they'd better have enough insurance
 
2012-12-05 11:10:30 AM  

Galemp: Useless without pics.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-05 11:10:52 AM  
You know who else completely demolished things in France?
 
2012-12-05 11:11:10 AM  
Russian "businessman" Dmitry Stroskin

Businessman, eh? I think a construction company is about to be short a few workers/supervisors.
 
2012-12-05 11:12:11 AM  
Clever way to remove a heritage listed property - "Oops sorry, my mistake."
 
2012-12-05 11:15:25 AM  
Why didn't they mention who the construction company was? That's a bit odd. I mean, they're the ones to blame (supposedly), so it seems like their name would be in the first sentence.
 
2012-12-05 11:16:36 AM  
Well, the owner is a Russian 'businessman', so under no circumstances should anyone assume that this situation was an accident.

Step 1: Buy rotting Chateau.
Step 2: Talk up your plans to renovate it.
Step 3: Hire a contractor and pay him extra (or perhaps less) to 'accidentally' demolish it.
Step 4: Collect insurance money.
Step 5: Rebuild an exact replica, which will therefore be new and modern and reliable and warm and quiet.
Step 6: ???
Step 7: Profit !!
 
2012-12-05 11:17:35 AM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: You know who else completely demolished things in France?


Romans, English, Franks, Goths, Huns, Norse, various other Germanic tribes? Did I miss any? Americans did a good job of trashing it in liberating it too. At this point, it's kind of a tradition.
 
2012-12-05 11:22:51 AM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: You know who else completely demolished things in France?


g8internet.compayingattentiontothesky.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-05 11:24:14 AM  
If it wasn't Baroque before, it sure is now!
 
2012-12-05 11:27:36 AM  
Did these guys branch out? I hope they at least broke even.
 
2012-12-05 11:28:56 AM  

Galemp: Useless without pics.


The Château was demolished in 1823
Or tinotypes
 
2012-12-05 11:30:24 AM  
The "rebuild an exact replica" bit will be problematic. Materials become unavailable. Extraordinarily labor intensive methods were often used, which few people, or in some cases maybe even no people, know how to do anymore. It will have to meet modern building codes, too. That said, when you go to renovate or remodel an existing building, sometimes it does end up seeming like it would have been easier to just blow the farker up and start over.
 
2012-12-05 11:31:40 AM  
Did these guys branch out? I hope they at least broke even. (Now with a link)
 
2012-12-05 11:32:00 AM  

Breathe Laugh Twitch: Well, the owner is a Russian 'businessman', so under no circumstances should anyone assume that this situation was an accident.

Step 1: Buy rotting Chateau.
Step 2: Talk up your plans to renovate it.
Step 3: Hire a contractor and pay him extra (or perhaps less) to 'accidentally' demolish it.
Step 4: Collect insurance money.
Step 5: Rebuild an exact replica, which will therefore be new and modern and reliable and warm and quiet.
Step 6: ???
Step 7: Profit !!


So much this.

This was no mistake. It was an elaborate insurance scam.
 
2012-12-05 11:35:30 AM  
140,000 square feet. That's fairly mind-boggling. You'd think that when getting an estimate for the demolition the price might have raised an eyebrow.
 
2012-12-05 11:35:40 AM  
rt.com

As an architect... I have to say...
 
2012-12-05 11:36:28 AM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: You know who else completely demolished things in France?


Your mom?
 
2012-12-05 11:36:52 AM  
BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF FARK!
 
2012-12-05 11:37:00 AM  

Langdon_777: Clever way to remove a heritage listed property - "Oops sorry, my mistake."


Yeah, that was my first thought as well.
 
2012-12-05 11:37:11 AM  
We will recover, and rebuild her underground!
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-05 11:39:44 AM  

Langdon_777: Clever way to remove a heritage listed property - "Oops sorry, my mistake."


Yup. Sounds like it was intentional at some level
 
2012-12-05 11:42:37 AM  

Musikslayer: Langdon_777: Clever way to remove a heritage listed property - "Oops sorry, my mistake."

Yup. Sounds like it was intentional at some level


That is my general conclusion whenever I hear something like that.
 
2012-12-05 11:43:59 AM  
Maybe the instructions should have been in English. Fewer and fewer people speak a foreign language these days.
 
2012-12-05 11:48:26 AM  
 
2012-12-05 11:48:54 AM  
* carefully renovate

dumbass.
 
2012-12-05 11:51:55 AM  
Russian businessman Dmitry Stroskin, to clean up the manor and restore it to its former baroque glory

Well it's definitely baroque now.
I know I know I'll go sit in the corner.
 
2012-12-05 11:58:23 AM  
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

Impressed.
 
2012-12-05 11:59:29 AM  
I call bullshiat. I bet he couldn't renovate as extensively as he wanted, so he staged the accident. Gets around any laws protecting historical structures.
 
2012-12-05 12:00:20 PM  

Biness: I call bullshiat. I bet he couldn't renovate as extensively as he wanted, so he staged the accident. Gets around any laws protecting historical structures.


1.bp.blogspot.com

OR ITS JUST A COVER FOR FRENCH BATMAN!

Je suis homme chauve-souris
 
2012-12-05 12:13:05 PM  

Magorn: Well if went down anything like it would have in the US, It started with the owner giving orders to the head contractor with a thick Russian accent. The Contractor bored and only half listening nodded a lot and said "sure, sure, boss, no problem we'll take care of it". Then he handed the Job off with vague instructions to a sub, who promptly rounded up half-a-dozen guys standing around in front of the local 7-11 to do the actual work, and trusted his foreman, who kinda speaks the worker's language a little bit, to give them instructions on what to do.


It seems we hired the same company to remodel our kitchen. Long story short, we moved out for 3 weeks to let them do their thing and get the big surprise effect when it was ready. The wrong cabinets were delivered - which nobody seemed to notice, so they just went ahead and installed what could fit and left the rest in the garage for us. It took 2 months to get it fixed - and they actually had the balls to try to bill us for having the redo some of the drywall and paint. I've been a DIY'er ever since.
 
2012-12-05 12:14:28 PM  
What the "exact" replica will end up looking like

www.digsdigs.com
 
2012-12-05 12:15:01 PM  
Now we're even for the burning of the White House, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys!
 
2012-12-05 12:18:56 PM  
"carefully rennovate" DOES sound (and look) a lot like "carefully renovate"

/subbyfail
 
2012-12-05 12:30:29 PM  

BigNumber12: Now we're even for the burning of the White House, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys!


Oh how I wish I could be certain you were joking
 
2012-12-05 12:31:20 PM  
In a few years when I'm a rich man I'll never send out orders to demolish and renovate something on the same terrain at once. At least I learned that much on Fark.
 
2012-12-05 12:31:36 PM  

ChipNASA: Galemp: Useless without pics.


Since no one else commented, I wanted you to know that I, at least, found this amusing
 
2012-12-05 12:51:30 PM  
Foundling

If it wasn't Baroque before, it sure is now!

*slow, appreciative clap*
 
2012-12-05 01:27:55 PM  
carefully renovate
carefully run over it
its a jersey thing
 
2012-12-05 01:38:13 PM  
You'll thank me later
 
2012-12-05 01:59:07 PM  
What about me?
The deal for the monstrosity next door was "No trees will be removed" which they heard as "All trees will be removed."
 
2012-12-05 02:10:29 PM  

Devolving_Spud: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 320x240]

Impressed.


Now don't you worry one bit, we'll get this sorted. Lick of paint here, lick of paint there...
 
2012-12-05 02:16:57 PM  

netringer: The deal for the monstrosity next door was "No trees will be removed" which they heard as "All trees will be removed."



Wonder if Saruman becoming somewhat deaf? Told him I was hoping we could delineate boundaries of relationship, instead he defoliated Isengard.
 
2012-12-05 02:36:51 PM  

JohnCarter: What the "exact" replica will end up looking like

[www.digsdigs.com image 554x570]


I usually hate "modern" architecture, but that's actually kind of cool looking. Where is that?
 
2012-12-05 03:27:21 PM  

BigNumber12: netringer: The deal for the monstrosity next door was "No trees will be removed" which they heard as "All trees will be removed."


Wonder if Saruman becoming somewhat deaf? Told him I was hoping we could delineate boundaries of relationship, instead he defoliated Isengard.


Just pray he does not alter the deal further...
 
2012-12-05 03:48:41 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
Bomb New York City!? Of course we not gonna bomb New York City.
Why would we? We didn't tear it down,,,look,,who is this? I got stuff to do."
 
2012-12-05 04:40:24 PM  
master_of_rayality
2012-12-05 12:51:30 PM

Foundling

If it wasn't Baroque before, it sure is now!

*slow, appreciative clap*


Seconded
 
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