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'We need to move up a gear. There has to be a revolution in the construction industry.A culture of innovation needs to take root.'

Jeff Rooker, minister for housing, planning and regeneration. Birmingham Post, 7.11.02

'Slap bang behind the old pleasure pier is a hideous globule.Don't they see it's the one place it should not be?'

Turner expert Andrew Wilton on Snøhetta and Spence's proposed Turner Centre, Margate.

Independent, 8.11.02

'The economic engine is gaming, and that can mean massive regeneration opportunities.'

Marc Etches, managing director of Leisure Parcs, on his planned £150m hotel/casino on Blackpool's Golden Mile.Hotline, Winter 2002

'This may be, in an extremely competitive field, the most philistine administration in British history. Mr Blair, for example, is the first prime minister within living memory not to have set foot in the British Museum.'

Martin Gayford. Spectator, 9.11.02

'£21 million seems a lot to pay for a new door, when a similar amount could buy the Laban dance school and theatre under construction in Deptford.'

Rowan Moore on Jeremy Dixon.Edward Jones plans for the National Theatre.

Evening Standard 8.11.02

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