Taipei ‘pre-approves’ Dome site work

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Taipei Times
Date: May 26, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

New “pre-approved construction” for underground construction throughout the Taipei

The Taipei Dome is shown in this undated photo. (CNA)

The Taipei Dome is shown in this undated photo. (CNA)

Dome site was announced yesterday by the Taipei City Department of Urban Development following talks with subcontractors of Farglory Group (遠雄集團).

The talks followed a city government-ordered halt to construction of the controversial development. The city halted construction last week on grounds that Farglory had failed to present a plan for ameliorating damage to the neighboring Songshan Tobacco Factory historic site and the Taipei MRT’s Bannan (板南) Line.

After preliminary talks on Friday last week, Farglory was allowed to resume “pre-approved construction” on the foundations of the site’s southern side for safety reasons.

Yesterday talks focused on expanding the scope of “pre-approved ” construction, with discussions addressing resuming work on foundations in other locations of the site, filling in site holes, stabilizing the Dome’s frame and completing the installation of a lightning protection system.     [FULL  STORY]

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