6 Construction Projects that were a colossal waste of money and resources
4 Mirabel International Airport
Montreal was fast becoming a booming global center of attraction as it hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics and Expo 67. It was also the closest city to major European nations aviation wise. Therefore the authorities decided to build a new airport 34 miles northwest of Dorval. The Mirabel International Airport opened in 1975, but passengers had to take an hour long bus rides for domestic flights at Dorval and vice versa for international flights.
With the advancement of technology, planes could fly further and in 1997, international flights returned to Dorval. By 2004, it was converted into a movie set and cargo airport and is currently used as a race track and movie shooting.
5 Palace of Parliament
Nicolae Ceaucescu who was the dictator of Romania decided in 1984 that he needed a much bigger house as the head of the nation. The small problem of famine, poverty, joblessness in the country was of no concern to him and he built the Palace of Parliament, the biggest in all Europe, to house the parliament and his family.
After Nicolae Ceaucescu’s execution in 1989, the palace has remained in use by the following governments and despite housing all the offices and its staff, the palace is less than one third full. Its upkeep and maintenance is seen as a colossal waste of Romanian tax payers’ money.