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Re: Big Day in Seattle

To: "Shop Talk NG" <>
Subject: Re: Big Day in Seattle
From: Scott Hinckley <>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 09:31:04 -0800
I don't know about paying for itself.
It was built at a cost of $67M less than 20 years ago.
We currently owe some $127M on it (renovations, upgrades, outstanding 
construction bonds).
The debt on the now destroyed dome will not be fully retired until 2016.

Gotta love it


At 14:48 03/26/2000 -0600, Phil Ethier wrote:

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill Rabel <>
>To: Steve Hammatt <>
>Cc: virtual vairs <>; Shop Talk NG
>Date: Sunday, March 26, 2000 1:51 PM
>Subject: Re: Big Day in Seattle
> >
> >> The Smith Tower was the tallest building west of the
> >> Mississippi when it was built in 1914.
> >
> >This was true until the Seafirst Bank Tower was built in 1963!
>Taller than the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis, eh?
>BTW, I remember reading some years ago that the Kingdome was the only
>stadium paying for itself.  I suppose that's why they are tearing it down.
>I'd like to see a federal law prohibiting the use of taxpayer money to prop
>up sports teams.  So far, our mayor has sold out to the NHL, but the voter
>have prevented him from his plan to sell out to the Twins.  The ball is back
>in Minneapolis' court on that score.  When the state starts building us
>autocross lots, they can consider giving money to billionaire sports owners
>and millionaire players.
>Meanwhile, back in THIS mailing list:  It was actually warmer in the garage
>than in the shop today!  Spring is nearly here in Minnesota.  I did have to
>use the garage.  Found a Phillips-head screw in a tire on the Saturn.  Good
>job I got that road-hazard guarantee from Tire Plus.  I'd rather trust them
>with just the loose wheel (I even kept the center:  the bozos wrecked two of
>the centers for the Lotus wheels) than the whole car.
>Phil Ethier    Saint Paul  Minnesota  USA
>1970 Lotus Europa, 1992 Saturn SL2, 1986 Chev Suburban

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