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'Everything here is overloaded with symbolism. The possibilities of the building are closed down by this. It's not even a beautiful building - and it's bad sculpture'

Baltic director Sune Nordgren on Libeskind's Jewish Museum Berlin. Guardian, 19.5.03

'In a logical world London's transport should be upgraded, its public realm beautified, and its derelict areas brought to life as a matter of course, without the strange inducement of some very fit people running around in very tight Lycra'

Rowan Moore. Evening Standard, 16.5.03

'Consumer spending is down, retail is in the toilet, something big needs to happen to glue everybody together behind a project - a morale boost'

P-Y Gerbeau (ex-Dome), who wants to head London's bid for the 2012 Olympics. Independent, 13.5.03

'When people foolishly try and turn a visionary proposal into an actual proposition it just looks like a stillborn turd'

Neil Spiller, contrasting computer visualisation and building materials. Times, 13.5.03

'The public inquiry heard a lot about the damage that London Bridge Tower would do to the historic views of the Thames. But it is already far too late.

There are no historic views anymore. As a journey downriver reveals, the damage has already been done'

Deyan Sudjic. Observer, 18.5.03

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