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Security was tight at the British Consulate after it was bombed in 2003, killing 14. Originally designed by Charles Barry and William Smith, Pera House has been restored by Tabanlioglu Architecture. The glass atrium has been reinforced with plastic pillows and the walls have been strengthened. As Prince Charles remarked at the reopening ceremony: 'Far from sowing division between us, those who planned these murderous attacks simply brought us together'. We'll drink to that.

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