British start over on Olympics pool

Dec. 1, 2005 at 6:07 PM

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The British government has sent plans for the Olympic aquatic center back to the drawing board because the lavish design costs too much.

The design by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid is almost double the budgeted 75 million pounds ($129.3 million) complex for the 2012 Games, the Times of London said.

Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister, was reported determined to keep costs down amid fears that the final building bill for the Games will exceed the planned 2.375 billion pounds($4.1 billion).

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