The cost of repairing the Staatsoper Unter den Linden has risen from a Senate-approved 240 million Euros to a final 390 million.
That’s almost exactly the amount Paris spent on its new Philharmonie – and almost exactly the sum that Paris overspent.
1 why do we always let these projects shoot 50 percent over target?
2 isn’t it always better to build a new venue for music than repair an inadequate old one?
3 why does London always get it wrong?