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Repost from CBC: Why construction costs soared at the Remai Modern

By CBC   

Construction construction delays EllisDon gallery Remai Modern Saskatoon

Remai Modern, Saskatoon, gallery, construction delays

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The CBC reports: It’s been a long, hard road to build the Remai Modern.

Originally announced in 2009 at a cost of $58 million, the Saskatoon gallery has experienced numerous cost overruns and delays.

It finally opened to the public on Saturday.

With a current construction price tag of roughly $84 million, some people may be wondering how that number grew so high.


Using a Freedom of Information request, CBC News has obtained the five most expensive construction change orders asked for by Architecture49, Inc., the Winnipeg firm responsible for building the gallery. There are almost 500 change orders in total.

The change orders ranged from issues with the building’s foundations to revisions on the gallery’s new restaurant. To read the full article, click here.


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