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(CBC)   Protip for urban planners: never make promises about major infrastructure projects before talking to your engineers first. Especially if you run over a decade   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Fail, Eglinton, Eglinton Avenue, Yonge Street, Kennedy, Toronto subway and RT, construction of underground stations, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, knowledge of the project  
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2022-09-24 2:03:27 PM  
Reality vs. marketing:  the imbalance of the ages.
 
2022-09-24 3:10:24 PM  
Anybody who has looked at the state of the construction at various points along the line would have known there was no way in hell they're finishing it this year.
 
2022-09-24 3:20:45 PM  
A large project being behind by a year or more is so normal that it's barely worth mentioning.
 
2022-09-24 4:41:14 PM  
Started planning in 2011. Major flaws stopped construction in 2022. Video host seems to think most of it will have to come down and be redesigned.

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THAT'S PLANNING!
 
2022-09-24 5:00:09 PM  
Quick, someone tell Elon.
 
2022-09-24 5:10:20 PM  

frestcrallen: Reality vs. marketing:  the imbalance of the ages.


"Sounds like I'm a good salesman and you're a bad engineer."

Dilbert is, unfortunately, a documentary.
 
2022-09-24 10:07:42 PM  
2020 shouldn't count.  A project that started in 2011 and finished in 2023 should be said to have taken 11 years.
 
2022-09-24 10:22:03 PM  
 
2022-09-25 1:44:32 AM  
This is idiotic. They're scapegoating the construction company (that they hired based largely on being cheapest fee). With a project this large, there are guaranteed to be many large challenges. Not even a backyard shed gets built as well, as easily, or as quickly as any of us plan for. It's human nature.

I work on the consultant side. Clients keep us to the original schedule even if they break their reciprocal promise to be expedient. Construction is messy from start to finish.
 
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