'There will never be a building without people talking about what's happening and what it's going to look like.From now on architecture will be as interesting for people to talk about as the taste of wine.'
Daniel Libeskind on the effect of the WTC competition process.Guardian, 28.2.03
'In the end it was not so much about architecture Instead, the decision to choose Libeskind's design revolved mainly around politics, economics and engineering.'
Edward Wyatt.New York Times, 28.2.03
'Our elected officials have spoken.
The losing plan, for towers of steel lattice, prepared by the THINK team, will enter the golden archive of the city that never was.'
Herbert Muschamp.New York Times, 28.2.03
'How many more buildings can I do? I'd say 10 major works.A lot of people would want to be involved in those projects.'
Seventy-four-year-old Frank Gehry.
Evening Standard, 28.2.03
'The Government says it wants to make the system more democratic, but from my experience democracy and planning are uncomfortable bedfellows.'
Wilcon chief executive Graeme McCallum on proposed changes to the planning regime.
Daily Telegraph, 27.2.03