Farglory may get Dome demolition bill

OVERLY PROTECTIVE?Farglory said an evacuation analysis based on a widespread fire was akin to asking what to do if a person with five kinds of cancer was hit by a car

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 18, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

The Taipei City Government could require Farglory Land Development Co (遠雄建設) to pay

Taipei Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-chi, right, speaks in Taipei yesterday as fellow Taipei Deputy Mayor Charles Lin looks on after Farglory Land Development Co rejected proposals submitted by a Taipei City Government safety inspection committee  Photo: Tu Chu-wen, Taipei Times

Taipei Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-chi, right, speaks in Taipei yesterday as fellow Taipei Deputy Mayor Charles Lin looks on after Farglory Land Development Co rejected proposals submitted by a Taipei City Government safety inspection committee Photo: Tu Chu-wen, Taipei Times

for demolishing the Taipei Dome, Taipei Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-chi (鄧家基) said yesterday.

“If Farglory is responsible for the contract’s termination, there will not be any question of our purchasing the complex at its market price,” Teng said. “Farglory will be responsible for paying to demolish the structure and returning the site to its original condition.”

Farglory yesterday threatened that the city would be required to purchase the Taipei Dome complex if it continued to press its demand that either the Taipei Dome or a neighboring shopping mall be demolished.

A city safety inspection committee recommended that one of the buildings should be demolished after finding that overbuilding in the area would hinder an evacuation in case of an emergency.     [FULL  STORY]

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