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Cold Steel05 Dec 2012 9:32 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."

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Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2012 10:11 a.m. PST

Maybe we should start a 'News of the Unbelievably Stupid' board.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2012 10:15 a.m. PST

I sure hope the construction company has great insurance.

Roderick Robertson Fezian05 Dec 2012 10:21 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.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Dec 2012 11:13 a.m. PST

Same thing with "protected" woods in Texas… someone comes along at midnight, woods are cut down…

Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 9:35 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.

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