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'As it is, the tower should not be approved. But stick around, Mr Sellar; that doesn't mean we don't like it. It just needs a tad more work. . It's about negotiation.'

Tom Dyckhoff on the London Bridge Tower inquiry.Times, 8.4.03

'It is instructive to look back on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald for 30 January 1957 and see how close we came to missing a miracle.'

Geraldine O'Brien on Pritzker Prize-winner Jørn Utzon (the front page showed the opera house runners-up as well as Utzon's scheme). Sydney Morning Herald, 8.4.03

'Given what stood there before, it doesn't have much to beat.'

Arts correspondent Nigel Reynolds on Future Systems'Birmingham Selfridges.Daily Telegraph, 12.4.03

'I take some exception to all the effort that is being put into Trafalgar Square.

It is fiddling with the front garden, when the back garden is full of weeds.'

Sir Terry Farrell. Evening Standard, 8.4.03

'The architects have made several revisions to the initial plans, but the choice has been between, well, typhus and ebola.'

Richard Neale of Save Wallingford Action Group on Michael Aukett Architects'proposed Waitrose supermarket.Guardian, 14.4.03

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