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Old Posted Jan 2, 2019, 1:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce View Post
^I love history and I love architecture. I don't know the armoury in question but that sounds like an astronomical amount of money to spend on a restoration. Is it a waste? Not sure but, damn, that's a lot of dough...
It's a big building. It looks like this:


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The work going on to restore buildings on Parliament Hill is north of $1B. I think just the West Block was close to that amount.

It's important to keep these costs in perspective by thinking about the time scales. Some of the work being done to the drill hall in Halifax involves fixing damage from 100 years ago. It probably will not need another overhaul for 100 years or more in the future if it is maintained well. Some of these large restoration bills are happening because of deferred maintenance and could have been avoided.
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