How is it that no one reads the $23 million figure and goes "WTF are we spending $23 million on a building for?" How can renovations be that expensive? Or they using gold leaf?
For those here who were in really "in" the CoS for a while, when news like this trickles down through the ranks, is there compliance and acceptance everywhere? Does anyone complain? Surely public occasionally go "what... wait, hang on... these numbers seem a little high"
I'm shocked that anyone can accept such bold-faced lies, namely that a building of that size + renovation could be *anywhere* near that figure. It's ridiculous.