In delay-plagued Brazil, World Cup airport welcome to include a tent

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AlkalineState wrote:

“3rd World Country Yields 3rd World Results.”

Surprise. They should have never been given the World Cup to host. They don’t know what they’re doing.

Jan 21, 2014 5:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SLOjohnny wrote:

Alkalinestate South Africa seemed to do well preparing for the Cup. Look at the trouble that the Germans have had building the new airport in Berlin, It’s the signature project for Merkel’s government and it’s years late an more than 100% over budget. Construction problems are not limited to the third world.

Jan 21, 2014 6:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Apologists gonna apologize. Architects gonna keep drawing the same ugly boxes and pretending to be brilliant.

Jan 21, 2014 6:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CDN_Rebel wrote:

Too much graft and not enough trained men and materials… Brazil didn’t/doesn’t have the money or strong central govt needed to make something like this happen. When Vancouver hosted the Olympics, about half the facilities were already in place as part of the city; the biggest project really was the upgrade of the mountain highway between Vancouver and Whistler and it got done. Compare that with Sochi that had/has to build everything from scratch – they’re behind schedule and it’s costing them $50B! Vancouver 2010 costed $6B (and just barely broke even – just think what a giant loss Russia is going to swallow!) When a country like Brazil or Russia needs to build airports, highways, stadiums, etc, it’s WAY too much to expect – really of any country but especially those.

Jan 21, 2014 7:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Kahnie wrote:

After the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, and the Winter Olympics in Utah, people were not concerned about making a profit or breaking even. That IS not the idea of those who stage these shows. It is the publicity of showing off to the world in a very vain manner. I feel sorry for the Brazilians who love soccer and who have done so well over the years, but they just aren’t up to this kind of event. As previous writers have mentioned, a country without a transport infrastructure cannot build this in a hurry. Only a country like China which can command it be done like the Romans or Peter the Great in Russia can command it to happen with slave conscripts or the like. It takes an industrial country with a background of building and transportation skills to even conceive of this and the amount of corruption and bribes in any country is mind-boggling.

Jan 21, 2014 9:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Yamayoko wrote:

Side with SLO, confident as Brazilians are renowned for making their last minute deal. No worry.

Jan 21, 2014 10:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
onlyif wrote:

@AlkalineState

hahah.. you American? how’s that bridge going that collapsed a few years ago in the country that claims to lead the developed world

Jan 22, 2014 2:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
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