Friday, September 18, 2009

Teatro Colón’s Ongoing Refurbishment

Teatro Colón Seen From Avenida Libertidad in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The world famous Buenos Aires opera house is under refurbishment for almost 3 years now. It closed in October 2006 and was slated to reopen 18 months later. But now 2009 is almost over and the Columbus Theatre is still closed. Nothing's gone according to plan. The renovations took longer than expected due to financial problems of Buenos Aires. Although the city is in real straits it kept the renovation humming. Anyway, it was announced that the Teatro Colón is scheduled to reopen in 2010. Let's see whether this goal can be met.

8 comments:

Rob said...

According to the picture, we can all have a burger meanwhile, I suppose.

Hilda said...

At least they're still trying despite the tough financial environment. It's a magnificent building and definitely worth renovating.

B SQUARED said...

Love to see it when completed.

Andreea said...

I got to see it in February 2006 by taking a guided tour of the building. It is beautiful and worth renovating. I would have liked to see a performance there but being summer there was none playing. 4 years is not a long time, considering the size and detail of the building.

Prospero said...

I would love to go to the opera here.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Don't you hate it when repairs go on and on and on? I would rather know in the beginning how long the job is REALLY going to take to be finished.

nora said...

it's such a pretty building with so much character. i love buildings like these... with all their details... patience is the key now i guess... your patience will be rewarded hopefully w/ the renovation... :)

Mike said...

I love the building design.