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Postby Fry_slayer » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:18 am

For all the architects out there
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TRAVEL/DESTINAT ... index.html

I wish i have time like this at the moment...
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Postby Shurtugal » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:56 am

Wow. I've always wanted to do something like that.
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Postby Wolfpack Chief » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:14 am

50 paid craftsmen for 10 years!! That must cost a fortune.

50 craftsment x $30/hour x 40 hours/week x 56 weeks/year x 10 years = $33.6 million!

But I guess for how much he spends on labor he saves on equipment and materials because the article those all come from on site.

That will be cool when it is finished though. I'm just curious what the final price tag will be for something like that.
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Postby Slobey » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:36 am

Wolfpack Chief wrote:50 paid craftsmen for 10 years!! That must cost a fortune.

50 craftsment x $30/hour x 40 hours/week x 56 weeks/year x 10 years = $33.6 million!


Minus $10 x 245,000 visitors so far. He might go close to breaking even in the end and he'll have a castle :D
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Postby nazgul » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:51 am

Oh that so totally rules :) ! I so want to go see that!
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Postby ottoatm » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:24 am

Hmmm... forget time... I wish I had the MONEY to do something like this! :)

This is really cool - like a renessance festival that never ends. I'd love to see something like this up close, to see how it was really done.
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Postby El Mariachi » Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:42 am

And I wish I had a whip to make to slackers work FASTER!
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Postby kelderic » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:21 am

That's awesome. I wish that I had the time and money to do something like that. It seems everything cool takes huge sums of money now-a-days.

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Postby Jacob C. » Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:40 pm

It seems everything cool takes huge sums of money now-a-days.

It would take more money but less time to build the castle if they used modern contruction techniques to put it together. (while still keeping the building materials authentic)

As a tourist attraction, the castle will eventually bring in enough money to cover the cost of building it.

Though France already has many castles, so its not the best place to build a castle if you want tourists to visit.

A castle like this in the U.S. for instance, would garner a lot more tourists & money because the U.S. has no castles.

Someone needs to build a castle over here!
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Postby Slobey » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:25 pm

A series on tv started last night in australia called 'Europe in the middle ages' and they had about half an hour devoted to this project :)

It was very interesting how they used medieval techniques such as the 'hamster cage' to lift all the heavy stone. Also how with a trained eye you can 'read' a stone and split it in 2 or 3 blows.

I might have to buy the dvd I think.
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Postby Lord Felix » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:07 pm

Unbelievable. My mom who was peering over my shoulder read the whole article. That must be the coolest castle building project. Very expensive.. but still!
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Postby HenrytheV » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:53 pm

Slobey wrote:A series on tv started last night in australia called 'Europe in the middle ages' and they had about half an hour devoted to this project :)


Haha, and to think I watched that same series 6 months ago.

Here's the official website for the castle itself. Hope this helps if you are planning on taking a trip. :wink:
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Postby kelderic » Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:00 am

I've been look around the website, and it looks like it hasn't been updated since 2003. Has the project fallen through? Or maybe they just aren't updating the site.

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Postby nazgul » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:55 am

I pray not. Because if so, well, sob :cry: .... But if not, huzzah :D !! But still, once again, freakin' cool.


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Postby SavedSaint8 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:56 am

amazing. hmmm how to get 33.6 million dollars to build castle? . . . . . sell my soul on ebay? BL? Yahoo classifieds?

nah i'll stick to my lego built one for less than 50 bucks.

still i can dream right?
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