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Back in the early1970s a competition was held for the design of a new parliamentary building. It was won by the young partnership of Spence and Webster.The proposed structure, which beat 246 entries from all over the Commonwealth, was uncompromisingly modern. It made little if any concession to the style of the Houses of Parliament, Old Scotland Yard, or the ramshackle buildings on Bridge Street it was intended to replace. But instead of being built there and then for a ludicrously ...

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