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Balmond takes your breath away

Cecil Balmond is a structural tightrope artist who engages in feats of apparently breath-taking daring. One senses that the architects in league with him, including Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind, have made a big and frightening commitment, well expressed in Koolhaas' cryptic faxed comment: 'Hoping for a smooth hovering...'

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