Construction FAILS that Wasted Time & Money

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  • When we talk about a white elephant, that can refer to an actual animal. But more often the term White Elephant refers to a something that costs more to maintain that it’s probably worth. That’s the definition we’re using for this list … which contains 13 of the biggest construction projects that wasted massive amounts of time and money … Or if you prefer, 13 of the biggest white elephants in the world! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk #9 Ciudad Real Central Airport (Spain) Located in Castile-La Mancha, this facility was nicknamed the Don Quixote Airport after the fictional character. To an extent, this failed project was a victim of bad timing. It was conceived in the 1990s, when Spain’s economy was more robust. Money for the first private international airport in the country was easier to come by. But by the time the airport opened in 2008, the Spanish economy had essentially halted. By the time it was shut down in 2012, the airport did not have one single flight. After the $1.2 billion dollar airport was put up for auction,it received a bid of less than $12,000 from a Chinese investment firm. That offer was rejected as too low. In 2016, a local consortium paid out $62 million dollars for Don Quixote Airport. Hopefully that included some windmills to tilt at. #8 Russky Bridge (Russia) Did you know the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge is located in Vladivostok, Russia? That’s as defined by the length of its main span. Extending some 3,622 feet between suspension towers, the bridge was originally constructed for the 2012 Asia Pacific Economic Conference. Then-President of Russia Vladimir Putin approved the project at a cost exceeding $1 billion dollars. It was seen as a way to connect Vladivostok with Russky Island, where the conference was being held. The problem was that after the conference was over, so was a lot of the bridge’s relevance. It was designed to handle 50,000 vehicles each day … but Russky Island only has 5,000 residents, which has led to a severe under usage. #7 Sochi, Russia (SO-chee) No sooner than the 2014 Winter Olympics were awarded to Sochi, than the small town on Russia’s Black Sea attracted hordes of contractors and construction workers. Between them, those workers would essentially create a whole new Sochi. Their efforts resulted in the construction of nearly 50 new hotels … along with 13 train stations either new or renovated, six medical centers, five new schools, and 200 miles of new roads (which included 55 new bridges and 22 new tunnels). The bill for all that building was an estimated $51 billion dollars, the highest cost ever for hosting an Olympics Games Contrast that price tag with the cost of the larger-scale Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which cost around $13 billion. The spike in tourism didn’t last after the Winter Olympics ended … and the gleaming white sports palaces have essentially stayed empty and silent ever since. One centerpiece building, the Bolshoy Ice Palace cost $300 million dollars …. And requires a daily budget of more than $13,000 dollars to maintain it.
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  • Flying Dog
    Flying Dog 15 saat önce

    Trumps Wall

  • superferrariman
    superferrariman 16 saat önce

    Just because you're american and don't know F1, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Just saying #sochi

  • Mickel Ntek
    Mickel Ntek 18 saat önce

    another little fun fact about #11 the lights are on 24/7 because they don't know where the switches are.

  • reconelement
    reconelement 3 gün önce

    *Construction Failures

  • David miorgan
    David miorgan 1 hafta önce

    Wow that's deep, the people left Detroit because of freeways? Whew, want to try again?

  • Metro 4652387
    Metro 4652387 1 hafta önce

    #5 Millennium Dome (now O2 Arena) in London is a HUGE SUCCESS for more than 10+ years!
    One of the biggest and busiest Live Concert super venues in the World!

  • Wendy O
    Wendy O 1 hafta önce

    They should've mentioned the 2 ghost cities in china. They started to build them and never finished. Considering they had a one child law and 2 cities just sitting there it makes you wonder how they can think china was getting over populated

  • Aviato
    Aviato 1 hafta önce

    Let's see you try to invent something that helps other people instead of fucking criticizing like a bitch

  • 朱世隆
    朱世隆 2 hafta önce

    The bridge that connect HK, Macao and Zhuhai is now finished and running .

  • J. O.
    J. O. 2 hafta önce

    huwhite elephant

  • NKProductions2014
    NKProductions2014 2 hafta önce

    7:00

    Isnt that Just Cause 2?

  • Animeart170
    Animeart170 2 hafta önce

    Wish Americans say route probably e at the end no e then say it like you do

  • NYA5H
    NYA5H 2 hafta önce

    [☭]

  • musictomyears8
    musictomyears8 2 hafta önce

    Berlin airport: the myth of German efficiency

  • Ed 2168
    Ed 2168 2 hafta önce

    Not the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • Nysguy2003
    Nysguy2003 2 hafta önce

    If you build it...they will come. Well not to that mall I suppose :-/

  • TIMMEH19991
    TIMMEH19991 2 hafta önce

    Wait till HS2 gets dumped in about 10 years after spending £150 BILLION and being a total and utter failure and never completed. You'd think this country had plenty of money.........

  • Mr Cloudies Best Friend
    Mr Cloudies Best Friend 2 hafta önce

    though the Detroit people mover was initially a flop, it now serves over 2 MILLION people annually. in the last few years it's connected with other forms of transit, like the streetcar system that was recently implemented, and it now does connect to the bus system. So it's actually running smoothly now as Detroit has had massive revitalization projects in it's downtown, including the starting of Michigan's new tallest building. (912 ft tall)

    For it's first 25 years or so though it was indeed a massive flop. But it's been implemented well in the last couple years and is finally getting decent use.

  • DDS029
    DDS029 2 hafta önce

    The people mover in Detroit is active enough that they are building a surface train that will ease some of the crowding around the beginning and end of business hours. Former abandoned buildings are being bought up to house tech start ups. Quicken Loans moved from the suburbs back to downtown. There is a state park along the waterfront, and a city park is now run by the state park people and has millions invested in it. Ford Motor Company bought the old Michigan Central Rail Station, which is usually shown as the example of urban decay. It's now had all closed off from the weather with new windows so restoration work can start. The property has 24hr. guard to protect the building and equipment. The Fox Theater was restored and now is being used for concerts, plays, and such. The office space in the building now holds the headquarters of Little Caesar's Pizza, in which the Illitch family, who own the Tigers and the Red Wings, are most responsible for the revitalization of that area. In the same area three new or near new sports stadiums. All four major sports teams are now downtown again. Roger Penske was quite responsible to get the three major car companies to donate enough modern equipped police cars and ambulances to replace the whole fleet. Every street light was working with brand new LED light fixtures. More light, less money.
    So if the people mover is a waste it's because it's outdated, not unused. And if you think Detroit is still in decline, you need to look somewhere else.

  • Ruby Grant
    Ruby Grant 2 hafta önce

    I live in Juneau, Alaska. You are REALLY misinformed as far as your so-called bridge to nowhere. And Sarah Palin had a shirt referring to Nowhere, Alaska. It's a town! The bridge was to connect Admiralty Island to Juneau on the mainland which is maybe an eighth of a mile. If you're shit, at least get your information right!

  • Stephen Ramos
    Stephen Ramos 3 hafta önce

    Most are not construction fails. Have any of them fallen down or collapsed?

  • Kevin Byrne
    Kevin Byrne 3 hafta önce

    The projects were mostly built by governments. No surprise.

  • Austin Harding
    Austin Harding 3 hafta önce

    Can't believe you mentioned the Pearl river bridge, a true feat of engineering, and has yet to see the economic boost thats expected, and yet you don't mention the California high speed rail, a measure i myself voted for, and if i knew what i know today would have NEVER voted for it. Measure 1A back in 2008, the review stated was for a 16 billion dollar high speed rail, from San Fran to LA, with extensions to SD, SB and Sac. to be complete by 2016, today that number has exploded to 90 billion, will go half the speed (from 2.5 hour journey time to 5) due to the rerouting into the central valley, (rather thru the coastal hill range) + the doubling of the number of stops now made to places like bakerfield, and fresno, and yes even the remote Imperial Valley. And now, today in 2019, not a single track has been laid down yet. worst of all they are just using the money to upgrade the old rail network, rather than building an all new one like we were told, and they honestly think ridership will triple because well....just because:)

    Corruption at its finest

  • Jerome O'Mara
    Jerome O'Mara 3 hafta önce

    1st Millennial Dome now called the O2 is a concert hall and has made more money in Two years so what the heck is this guy talking about? The CIty of Arts and Science is not a looser. Ignore this idiot. It is Built in the former route of the Turia River. The Turia River flooded in the 1950´s it isnow a beautiful park that makes NY Central Park look like a dump it is over 9 k long and runs from one end of Valencia to the other.Beautifully manicured with foundtains restaurants.Never beleive everything yousee on You tube!

  • The Bonesaw ..
    The Bonesaw .. 3 hafta önce

    The "People Mover" was lovingly re-branded as "The Mugger Mover" before it was even finished.

  • DigitalWorlds
    DigitalWorlds 3 hafta önce

    so people are having to spend more tax money and probably even ending up homeless because people with power like these want such huge bull crap lol

  • Petar Doynov
    Petar Doynov 3 hafta önce

    B(reach) the nowhere... 😂😂😂

  • AE Reilly
    AE Reilly 3 hafta önce

    Ah, San Antonio's Dead Armadillo, The Alamo Dome!

  • Irakli Jakonia
    Irakli Jakonia 3 hafta önce

    biggest mall in the world, is not in China, It is in Dubai

  • Anthony Kernich
    Anthony Kernich 3 hafta önce

    Spain built so many white elephants and now their economy has gone down the toilet. That 'aint no coincidence.

  • sandy roberts-anderson
    sandy roberts-anderson 3 hafta önce

    Lots of mistakes. Lots of pix that have nothing to do with the voiceover. Altogether a waste of time.

  • MD Bombay
    MD Bombay 3 hafta önce

    so the bridge in alaska was never actually constructed nor was any money spent on it? so it's on this vid because....??? oh, i see your other vids include "evidence that aliens have visited earth." good job, #fakenews

  • michael valladares
    michael valladares 3 hafta önce

    #14 is my undergrad

  • Kofi Mensah
    Kofi Mensah 3 hafta önce

    where is the noahs arc?

  • robin dewling
    robin dewling 4 hafta önce

    Very well done 👍

  • Mac Levey
    Mac Levey 4 hafta önce

    Hahahahah! There are not 80000 people in Ketchikan. Not even close...

  • Dreded
    Dreded 4 hafta önce

    PRO-LIF-IC

  • MajorEVEfan
    MajorEVEfan 4 hafta önce

    Youtube: I am really getting tired of spending more time ignoring commercials than I spend watching the videos......

  • Mike Stolarchuk
    Mike Stolarchuk 4 hafta önce

    Cool whip or coo hwip

  • Bruce John Shourt
    Bruce John Shourt 4 hafta önce

    Failures. The plural noun.