Frank Torres, Orlando Freelance Reporter

DPAC Architect’s Ego could cost Orange County Millions

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm

There are very few professions that require more “Ego Fuel” than politics.

In case you didn’t know the formula for Ego Fuel is relatively simple. Money, exposure, and praise. We actually see it everyday on television, in print, and on the web. Ego Fuel is also used in the entertainment and legal fields, but it would appear that there might have been one area I overlooked.

Architecture.

In an article published by the Orlando Sentinel, it was reported that the architect who designed the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing arts had concerns over the cuts being made to cover the budget shortfall, needed to start construction.

Los Angeles (The Middle East of Ego Fuel) Architect Barton Myers who, was paid 11.9 million on the project (really?!) said “We cannot keep chopping away at this building … I cannot do a bad building,” and went on to say. “I don’t want to go out on something I’m embarrassed by.”

Well, welcome to Orlando Mr. Myers.

Times are tough, money is short and we still don’t even know if operating costs for DPAC are financially responsible. The banquet hall in question (4.4 million in savings), will probably require additional staff and therefore more money to operate. It can go, we don’t need it. If you want to have a banquet, go to the Citrus Club or one of the nearby hotels. We simply cannot afford to accommodate Mr. Barton’s ego and with that being said let me add this.

I’m not sure how things are done in Cali, where they’ve had the Terminator running things for the last few years, but this is Florida, we elected Voldemort and if this project is too expensive we will avada kedavra the heck out of it, just like we did the bullet train.

So, please Mr. L.A Architect, take your 12 mil and just draw the dog-gone building, the way we want it.

It’s not what you want, it’s what we can afford.

  1. […] campaign functions, he can point to All-Star weekend, Sunrail, and DPAC as highlights of his term (even if OC Mayor Teresa Jacobs had to put him in check over the finances). He’s even down to fighting weight, losing what seems like 40lbs doing yoga and other […]

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