Real Estate is the topic on this blog, but I cannot resist this humorous, but expensive, example of how Seattle used a piece of real estate with good intentions but ended up with a royal flush.
In 2001 the city leaders in their infinite wisdom came up with a solution to public urination. For ONLY $4.3 million dollars they had these beautiful and efficient self-cleaning toilets installed in 2004 in a few public places. Okay. Was this a stroke of genius, and did it solve the problem of smelly and disgusting public urination?
Unfortunately, no. The toilets became a popular hangout for the drug users and prostitutes. Last I heard, the toilets were for sale on eBay with a starting bid of $89,000.
Last Updated on September 8, 2008 by Chuck Marunde
They Just installed one in calgary on a trial,, I think they are going to get rid of it too
We have a lot of Realtors getting out of the Business here in Calgary too! It is good, it will clean out the Part time Realtors from the industry that typically do not do a good job for the cleints.