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|Cold Steel ||05 Dec 2012 8:32 a.m. PST|
Residents of a sleepy French village in Bordeaux have been left dumbfounded after discovering their local 18th-century chateau was completely bulldozed "by mistake."
| Rrobbyrobot ||05 Dec 2012 9:11 a.m. PST|
Maybe we should start a 'News of the Unbelievably Stupid' board.
|Micman ||05 Dec 2012 9:15 a.m. PST|
I sure hope the construction company has great insurance.
|Roderick Robertson ||05 Dec 2012 9:21 a.m. PST|
Yeah, that happens in California, when a "Historic House" is bought by someone that wants the land, but not the house.
You can't legally renovate the house out of it's historical period (lots of regulation about it), so the contractor has an "oops" moment, and Mr. Software Mogul gets a house built to his (or her) specs. Usually with a two-story "great hall" and a fan window over the front door.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||05 Dec 2012 10:13 a.m. PST|
Same thing with "protected" woods in Texas
someone comes along at midnight, woods are cut down
| reeves lk ||11 Dec 2012 8:35 a.m. PST|
If they rebuild it now in 200 years the building will be known as the 21st century building. At one time that building was new. Just saying.