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'I didn't really have a 20-year plan, but I always planned to change the system My ambitions have not necessarily shifted, but now I understand what is achievable and not achievable. I'm much more strategic now.'

Zaha Hadid.Architectural Record, January 2003

'He is one of the best hidden talents in the UK. I don't know anybody who can draw and design like him.'

Stuart Lipton on Foster and Partners'Ken Shuttleworth.Guardian, 22.1.03

'Stoked by black coffee even at sundown, Mr Viñoly is a black-clad wraith with a madcap nimbus of silvery hair that serves as a nest for one of three pairs of eyeglasses he keeps tethered to his neck at all times.This is no affectation' Robin Finn.New York Times, 22.1.03

'It's a bloody dangerous load of crap and I wish they'd just get rid of it.'

A local lifeboatman on Brighton's listed but disintegrating West Pier.

Guardian, 25.1.03

'I've got to be honest, it was nothing to do with being green.

We drove past by chance, thought, 'That looks weird'and popped into the show home.'

Bedzed resident Rob Starsmore.

Guardian, 25.1.03

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