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.