Was the Trojan Horse the first object building? It had the same irresistible attractions of the familiar writ large: an overscale toy which you could also get inside. It arrived overnight, it was an apparently benign architectural insertion, and it went on to successfully scupper the reigning regime. As in the case of the Greek Heseltine who deposited his Dome on departing to the back benches, the puzzle is that nobody has really asked why the object was left behind.
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