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Are we simply being led up the garden path?

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I was interested to see the latest designs for the Jubilee Gardens in last week's AJ (AJ 12.5.05), but I'm not dusting off the old picnic rug just yet. How many times have we heard that there has been a breakthrough on the site, or that a world-class team of landscape designers is to give the South Bank a 'major overhaul'?

And what happened to the plans to resurrect Skylon? The press have been muttering away for years about bringing back the structure, which, in my opinion, should be left on the scrap heap anyway.

Fortunately, it appears that nowhere in any of the four schemes is there a place for Powell and Moya's overrated mast. Good.

Rob Evans, North Yorkshire

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