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'Watching ten million quid being wasted on debating a foregone conclusion is not everybody's idea of fun.But next month's public inquiry to determine whether London Bridge Tower is built should be the liveliest show in town.'

Richard Morrison.Times, 17.3.03

'The conclusion was almost always the same, delivered in a few short sentences: 'The building is not clear'; 'It is not reasonable';

'The structure is not resolved'; 'More work is needed - try harder'' Prof Cathall O'Neill on being taught by Mies in the 1950s. Irish Times, 13.3.03

'Art Deco is London architecture's naughty secret.Officially, it barely exists, little mentioned in the recognised histories. It was the promiscuous style of globalised consumption, long before the phrase was invented.'

Rowan Moore on the V&A's new Art Deco show. Evening Standard, 14.3.03

'The speculative office is completely disregarded by many architects as third rate.But I don't see it as a lower order of architecture. If you have a bit of London square to work with, what more could you ask for?'

Eric Parry on his new Finsbury Square office block.Observer, 16.3.03

'It's thrilling - I think of him as the equivalent of working with Picasso.'

Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones on Oscar Niemeyer, designer of this summer's Serpentine pavilion.Daily Telegraph, 15.3.03

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