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11th Aug '17 7:33:49 PM JamesShade
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* Also from Eastern Virginia, the expansion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to four lanes. While the above-water portion of the roadway (the only direct link between the Eastern Shore and mainland Virginia, specifically northern Virgnia Beach) has been four lanes since construction of parallel bridge spans and subsequent rehabilitation of the orignal spans was finished in 1999, the addition of accompanying parallel tubes to the current two-lane tunnel sections (located underneath the Thimble Shoals and Chesapeake shipping channels[[note]]due to concerns from the U.S. Navy that high rise bridge sections could collapse from either accidents or deliberate attacks and block the exit of warships and civilian shipping from Hampton Roads and other points in the Bay; high-rise spans were used at the North Channel and Fisherman's Inlet Channel as neither is considered viable for larger commercial or military traffic[[/note]]) was indefintely postponed in 2005 over concerns about funding.[[note]]the roadway's exorbitant tolls, usually no less than ''$15 for a one-way trip'', typically go back into servicing and inspections, which run continuously in five-year cycles; meanwhile, potential sources of funding from the state were set aside for other traffic projects in Hampton Roads, many of which have higher traffic volumes than the CBBT[[/note]] In 2012, plans were finally put back on the books, with design work and permit acquisition scheduled to begin in 2017, and actual construction slated for 2021 - but only for the southern tunnel at Thimble Shoals; the northern tunnel at Chesapeake Channel ''still'' doesn't have a set date for the design and permits, and is unlikely to begin before 2032.

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* Also from Eastern Virginia, the expansion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to four lanes. While the above-water portion of the roadway (the only direct link between the Eastern Shore and mainland Virginia, specifically northern Virgnia Beach) Beach)[[note]]the larger Delmarva Peninsula, of which the Eastern Shore comprises the southern half, has exactly one other mainland link within the Bay - the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland[[/note]] has been four lanes since construction of parallel bridge spans and subsequent rehabilitation of the orignal spans was finished in 1999, the addition of accompanying parallel tubes to the current two-lane tunnel sections (located underneath the Thimble Shoals and Chesapeake shipping channels[[note]]due to concerns from the U.S. Navy that high rise bridge sections could collapse from either accidents or deliberate attacks and block the exit of warships and civilian shipping from Hampton Roads and other points in the Bay; high-rise spans were used at the North Channel and Fisherman's Inlet Channel as neither is considered viable for larger commercial or military traffic[[/note]]) was indefintely postponed in 2005 over concerns about funding.[[note]]the roadway's exorbitant tolls, usually no less than ''$15 for a one-way trip'', typically go back into servicing and inspections, which run continuously in five-year cycles; meanwhile, potential sources of funding from the state were set aside for other traffic projects in Hampton Roads, many of which have higher traffic volumes than the CBBT[[/note]] In 2012, plans were finally put back on the books, with design and preliminary work and permit acquisition scheduled to begin began in 2017, and actual construction slated for 2021 summer 2017 - but only for the southern tunnel at Thimble Shoals; proposals for the northern tunnel at Chesapeake Chseapeake Channel ''still'' doesn't have a set date for the design and permits, and is unlikely to begin before 2032.will reportedly be considered in 2018 in hopes of beginning construction in 2022-23.
6th Aug '17 6:31:55 PM Premonition45
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* In the late 1990's, Fox and Creator/MattGroening signed a deal to make three films based on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie first film]] was released in 2007 but absolutely nothing has been heard about the sequels (rumors have had one of the films might be based on ''Itchy and Scratchy'').

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* In the late 1990's, Fox and Creator/MattGroening signed a deal to make three films based on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie first film]] was released in 2007 but absolutely nothing has been heard about the sequels (rumors have had one 2007. In 2017, [[http://www.indiewire.com/2017/07/the-simpsons-movie-2-in-earliest-stages-1201861483/ it was said that a sequel was in "the earliest stages of the films might be based on ''Itchy and Scratchy'').development."]] Here's hoping it comes out soon...
6th Aug '17 3:22:33 PM Njein
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** There were several grandiose plans in the past to expand the UsefulNotes/NewYorkCitySubway to areas that do not have subway service, notably Staten Island and eastern Queens. Though discussion remains strong to develop some of these lines to alleviate existing subway capacity constraints and overcrowding (and provisions were built for future expansion), they never went past the drawing board for various reasons, including funding problems, {{=NIMBY=}}ism and changes in the overall economy. Some of these proposals include expanding the IND Queens Boulevard Line to Floral Park, an IRT line under Utica Avenue in Broolyn, an extension of the IRT Flatbush Avenue and Flushing Lines, extending the 4th Avenue Line south of 95th Street and having it connect with the Staten Island Railroad, and extending the Archer Avenue lines to SE Queens.

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** There were several grandiose plans in the past to expand the UsefulNotes/NewYorkCitySubway to areas that do not have subway service, notably Staten Island and eastern Queens. Though discussion remains strong to develop some of these lines to alleviate existing subway capacity constraints and overcrowding (and provisions were built for future expansion), they never went past the drawing board for various reasons, including funding problems, {{=NIMBY=}}ism not-in-my-backyard activism and changes in the overall economy. Some extensions of these proposals include expanding the IND Astoria, Fulton Steet, Flatbush, Archer Avenue, Queens Boulevard, Crosstown, Broadway, Sixth Avenue, Concourse and Flushing Lines, connecting the Rockaway Line to Queens Boulevard Line to Floral in Rego Park, an IRT line a super-express bypass between Forest Hills and 21st Street-Queensbridge, new subway lines under Utica Avenue in Broolyn, an extension of Brooklyn to Sheepshead Bay (either from via Worth Street or from Crown Heights via the IRT Flatbush Eastern Parkway Line, under Worth Street in Manhattan to the Rockaways (where it would connect the proposed Utica Avenue Line at South Fourth Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the 8th Avenue Line's local tracks south of Canal Street), under the Long Island Expressway to Bayside (in Queens), under Fresh Pond Road to Maspeth (where it would connect with the Myrtle Avenue Line and Flushing Lines, extending provide thorough service to the Rockaways via the LIRR's disused Rockaway Branch; the Rockaways are now connected to the subway via the Fulton Street Line), under Lafayette Avenue to Throggs Neck (in the Bronx) and under Boston Post Road to Co-op City (also in the Bronx). They even had proposals to extend the 4th Avenue Line south of 95th Street in Brooklyn and having have it connect with to the Staten Island Railroad, and extending Railroad via the Archer Avenue lines to SE Queens.Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.



* I-95 is the major highway along the East Coast of the United States, stretching from Miami all the way up through Maine to the Canadian border. Despite being one of the first routes of the Interstate Highway System planned and started when the Interstate was first proposed in the 50's, it is still not one continuous route long after most of the nationwide system was built by the 1980's. The original plan was to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_95_in_New_Jersey#Routing_through_Central_New_Jersey:_Somerset_Freeway build a new highway through New Jersey]] to connect Philadelphia and New York City, but thanks to both freeway revolts (local residents feared that the highway would bring unwanted development to area farmland) and opposition by the New Jersey Turnpike (what would you rather travel - a tolled road or a free one?[[note]]the Turnpike eventually got itself routed as I-95[[/note]]) the route got canned. The gap is currently being rectified [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Turnpike/Interstate_95_Interchange_Project by a new project in Pennsylvania]], which is expected to finish in 2018.

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* I-95 is the major highway along the East Coast of the United States, stretching from Miami all the way up through Maine to the Canadian border. Despite being one of the first routes of the Interstate Highway System planned and started when the Interstate was first proposed in the 50's, it is still not one continuous route long after most of the nationwide system was built by the 1980's. The original plan was to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_95_in_New_Jersey#Routing_through_Central_New_Jersey:_Somerset_Freeway build a new highway through New Jersey]] to connect Philadelphia and New York City, but thanks to both freeway revolts (local residents (locals feared that the highway would bring unwanted development to area farmland) and opposition by the New Jersey Turnpike (what would you rather travel - a tolled road or a free one?[[note]]the Turnpike eventually got itself routed as I-95[[/note]]) I-95[[/note]]), the route proposed Somerset Freeway got canned.canned. In 1995, due to increasing traffic along US 206 and New Jersey Route 31, this motivated officials in Mercer County to have New Jersey reconsider building the Somerset Freeway as a way to reduce congestion on local roads, but it was ruled out because of a hefty $700 million price tag. Also around this time, I-95 was extended east along I-295 between the site of the Somerset Freeway interchange and US 1 in Lawrence Township, while being extended down the New Jersey Turnpike (until Exit 6) and then west along the Pearl Harbor Memorial Extension to known as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Connector via the Delaware River–Turnpike Toll Bridge. The gap is currently being rectified [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Turnpike/Interstate_95_Interchange_Project by a new project in Pennsylvania]], which is expected to finish in 2018.
29th Jul '17 4:19:50 PM Kotomikun
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* The UsefulNotes/SpaceX [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ca6x4QbpoM "Falcon Heavy."]] First announced in 2005, was supposed to have its first launch by around 2010, but has been delayed and re-announced so many times that it has gained a reputation for being perpetually 6 months away. The main problem is that it's basically three Falcon 9 rockets cobbled together, so every time the 9 is redesigned (once or twice a year), the Heavy also has to be redesigned, pushing back its completion by several more months. When or if it will actually make its debut remains to be seen.
29th Jul '17 3:47:48 PM Kotomikun
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* The increasingly-theoretical sequel to ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''. The original series came out in 2011, and ''Rebellion'' in 2013. It's a Main/CashCowFranchise, so another anime installment seems inevitable; but as of mid-2017, nothing of substance has materialized other than a cryptic "concept movie" trailer released in 2015 (and a whole lot of spinoff manga and video games). The [[Creator/GenUrobuchi original screenwriter]] has expressed disinterest in working on another Madoka project, and it's unclear whether Creator/StudioShaft ever decided on a replacement.
27th Jul '17 8:51:09 PM TropesForever
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* Go to the YKTTW and you likely see unfinished tropes that have been there for MONTHS. Which is why we have the Administrivia/YKTTWBump handy to keep developing {{trope}} concepts alive.

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* Go to the YKTTW TropeLaunchPad and you likely see unfinished tropes that have been there for MONTHS. Which is why we have the Administrivia/YKTTWBump Administrivia/TLPBump handy to keep developing {{trope}} concepts alive.
21st Jul '17 7:06:12 AM Twentington
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* In 2001, ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' producer John H. Williams founded his own studio, Vanguard Animation, which created ''{{WesternAnimation/Valiant}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter'', ''WesternAnimation/SpaceChimps'', and a direct-to-video sequel of the same. Their website shows several other projects in the pipeline, such as ''The Nut House'' (a heist film parody involving squirrels and acorns), ''Rotten Island'' (adaptation of a book by William Steig, who also wrote the books that inspired ''Shrek''), an adaptation of Creator/RoaldDahl's ''Literature/TheTwits'', and [[http://www.awn.com/news/people/pandas-stevenson-joins-vanguards-alien-rock-band many more]] are mentioned in a 2010 press release. However, other than the October 2011 announcement of ''The Nut House'', it seems Vanguard has vanished. Coincidentally, another studio with no ties to Vanguard came up with ''another'' squirrel heist parody, ''WesternAnimation/TheNutJob'', in 2014.

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* In 2001, ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' producer John H. Williams founded his own studio, Vanguard Animation, which created ''{{WesternAnimation/Valiant}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter'', ''WesternAnimation/SpaceChimps'', and a direct-to-video sequel of the same. Their website shows several other projects in the pipeline, such as ''The Nut House'' (a heist film parody involving squirrels and acorns), acorns; no connection to ''WesternAnimation/TheNutJob''), ''Rotten Island'' (adaptation of a book by William Steig, who also wrote the books that inspired ''Shrek''), an adaptation of Creator/RoaldDahl's ''Literature/TheTwits'', and [[http://www.awn.com/news/people/pandas-stevenson-joins-vanguards-alien-rock-band many more]] are mentioned in a 2010 press release. However, other than the October 2011 announcement of ''The Nut House'', it seems Vanguard has vanished. Coincidentally, another studio with no ties to Vanguard came up with ''another'' squirrel heist parody, ''WesternAnimation/TheNutJob'', in 2014.



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21st Jul '17 7:00:24 AM Twentington
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* Bridges at Mint Hill, a proposed mall in Mint Hill, North Carolina. Originally slated for a 2007 opening, it quickly became a TroubledProduction due to many factors — declining economy, protection of an endangered species of mussel, and the bankruptcy of the developer (General Growth Properties). Another developer finally bought the property in 2012 and revived the plans.

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* Bridges at Mint Hill, a proposed mall in Mint Hill, North Carolina. Originally slated for a 2007 opening, it quickly became a TroubledProduction due to many factors — declining economy, protection of an endangered species of mussel, and the bankruptcy of the developer (General Growth Properties). Another developer finally bought the property in 2012 and revived the plans.plans, but nothing else has been done since.



* Since 2007, Lockport Mall in the Buffalo, New York suburb of Lockport has been slated to be demolished and replaced with a UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}. While the mall ''was'' successfully torn down (except for one department store which remains in operation), the Walmart construction has been repeatedly been held back due to seagulls nesting on the site.

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* Since 2007, Lockport Mall in the Buffalo, New York suburb of Lockport has been slated to be demolished and replaced with a UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}. While the mall ''was'' successfully torn down (except for one department store which remains in operation), the Walmart construction has been repeatedly been held back due to seagulls nesting on the site. The Walmart finally opened in 2015.



* Landmark Mall in the UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, was built in TheSixties as an outdoor mall, but revamped in TheNineties as a massive three-level indoor mall. While initially successful, it started to lose stores in the late 90s-early 2000s, starting with the anchor store Woodward & Lothrop. The store then became a very short-lived J. C. Penney, and then an equally short-lived Lord & Taylor which closed as it was too upscale for the market. Upscale developments and nearby existing malls such as Tyson's Corner and Pentagon City began leeching away the interior tenants. Then-owner General Growth Properties announced plans to tear down the mall and revert it back to an outdoor center in the mid-2000s, but these plans were halted by the economic downturn at the time, along with General Growth's filing for bankruptcy. After the center passed to new owners, the city of Alexandria approved demolition for 2014... then 2015... then 2016, with nothing happening other than the huge mall becoming increasingly vacant. It finally closed except for a Sears store at the end of January 2017.
* Elk Grove Promenade in Elk Grove, California, a southern suburb of Sacramento. It was first proposed in the mid-2000s as an outdoor mall featuring traditional mall stores, but after the outer frames of the buildings went up, the Great Recession halted plans (while also resulting in the bankruptcy of a proposed anchor store, Gottschalks). The center has sat vacant ever since in attempts to get it restarted, but plans were finally announced in 2016 to use the skeleton to build an outlet mall.

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* Landmark Mall in the UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, was built in TheSixties as an outdoor mall, but revamped in TheNineties as a massive three-level indoor mall. While initially successful, it started to lose stores in the late 90s-early 2000s, starting with the anchor central department store Woodward & Lothrop. The store then That chain went out of business, and the location later became a very short-lived J. C. Penney, and then an equally short-lived even shorter-lived Lord & Taylor which closed as it was too upscale for the market.Taylor. Upscale developments and nearby existing malls such as Tyson's Corner and Pentagon City began leeching away the interior tenants. Then-owner General Growth Properties announced plans to tear down the mall and revert it back to an outdoor center in the mid-2000s, but these plans were halted by the economic downturn at the time, along with General Growth's filing for bankruptcy. After the center passed to new owners, the city of Alexandria approved demolition for 2014... then 2015... then 2016, with nothing happening other than the huge mall becoming increasingly vacant. It finally closed except for a Sears store at the end of January 2017.
* Elk Grove Promenade in Elk Grove, California, a southern suburb of Sacramento. It was first proposed in the mid-2000s as an outdoor mall featuring traditional mall stores, but after the outer frames of the buildings went up, the Great Recession halted plans (while also resulting in the bankruptcy of killing off local department store Gottschalks, which would have had a proposed anchor store, Gottschalks).location there). The center has sat vacant ever since in attempts to get it restarted, but plans were finally announced in 2016 to use the skeleton to build an outlet mall.
21st Jul '17 4:42:59 AM jormis29
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* The ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' movie. Partially delayed in Jeff Smith's refusal of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s [[ExecutiveMeddling demands of putting pop music in]], apparently the rights are now with Creator/WarnerBros. [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=27366 According to the latest news]], it's in early stages of development. Smith doesn't seem very involved as of yet and makes very little comment on the animation/design, saying only that it is ''dynamic''.

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* The ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' movie. Partially delayed in Jeff Smith's Creator/JeffSmith's refusal of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s [[ExecutiveMeddling demands of putting pop music in]], apparently the rights are now with Creator/WarnerBros. [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=27366 According to the latest news]], it's in early stages of development. Smith doesn't seem very involved as of yet and makes very little comment on the animation/design, saying only that it is ''dynamic''.
12th Jul '17 3:28:05 PM Unregistered
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* A DTV animated movie based on ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'', with character designs by James Jean and a script by Warren Ellis, was announced in 2007, but no further developments has been made. [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell It finally came out in July, 2017]], as a Creator/Netflix [[WesternAnimation/Castlevania original show]].

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* A DTV animated movie based on ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'', with character designs by James Jean and a script by Warren Ellis, was announced in 2007, but no further developments has been made. [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell It finally came out in July, 2017]], as a Creator/Netflix [[WesternAnimation/Castlevania Creator/{{Netflix}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}} original show]].
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