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'I think what people have got to understand is what comes out of this is suggestions. It's not cast in stone.'

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on the WTC site competition.

Guardian, 22.2.03

'I cannot let the sweeping statement 'architects are seldom interested in what people want' pass unchallenged. We may sometimes get it wrong, but we do not forget that our greater duty is to the public, present and future.'

RIBA president-elect George Ferguson in a letter to Private Eye, 21.2.03

'Where we spend a vast amount of time reducing bits and pieces by pennies, the Spanish say 'Look, get it done on time and the money will control itself'' Lord Rogers. Scotsman, 17.2.03

'A farrago of false statistics, economic gibberish and pseudoscience, all neatly contained in a second-rate terrarium.'

Tom Palmer, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, on the Eden Project.

Spectator, 22.2.03

'The prospect of waking up to such an amazing cityscape could not tempt me to live in such a retrogressive architectural absurdity.'

Theatre designer Stewart Laing on Broadway Malyan's St George's Wharf by the Thames at Vauxhall.Guardian, 24.2.03

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