More Elasticity

A reader points out that we missed several other instances of elastic stadium deadlines in a recent post on the subject:

“Ideally, the plan should be in the public review process by the time the U.S. Olympic Committee votes to select the U.S. candidate city in October 2002 … construction can begin … in 2003.”– NYC2012 Bid Book to the United States Olympic Committee, December 2000

“Bloomberg … added that if a deal isn’t reached soon, he’ll have to call the International Olympic Committee, which is planning a January visit, to say, ‘Don’t come.'”– New York Post, September 12, 2004

“[T]he mayor’s Feb. 16 deadline has come and gone. Since then, city officials have redrawn the line in the sand again and again, saying final approval must occur ‘over the next month, or so.’– New York Times, February 19, 2005

“Mayor Bloomberg gave top state leaders a deadline of May 18 for signing off on his plan to build a stadium on Manhattan’s West Side.” — Daily News, April 16, 2005

“We will not win without full approval of the Olympic Stadium by July 6.– Letter by NYC2012 Executive Director Jay Kriegel, April 9, 2005