NT$400 million to fix Dome rust: Farglory

The China Post
Date: April 21, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The latest inspection of the unfinished Taipei Dome found that half of

Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲). (CNA)

its 2 million component parts were rusted, according to a statement from Farglory Group (遠雄集團) on Thursday.

Taipei City Councilors Li-Keng Kuei Fong (厲耿桂芳) and Chung Hsiao-ping (鐘小平) visited the Dome Thursday, while Farglory inspected the structure via a drone.

Both parties found substantial levels of rusting that, according to architect Chuang Chin-sheng (莊金生), will affect the overall safety of the arena unless reinforcements are added.

Farglory’s deputy general manager and spokesman Jacky Yang (楊舜欽) said it would cost NT$400 million (US$13.15 million) to remove the rust.    [FULL  STORY]

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