'This scheme will ensure that Brighton is at the forefront of this and the next century. We will be as proud of it in 100 years' time as we are of the Royal Pavilion today'
Council leader Ken Bodfish on Frank Gehry's skyscraper scheme, now backed by Brighton council. Brighton Argus, 24.7.03
'I was fortunate enough to grow up in a professional family, so I had role models. But not in the creative industries. That wasn't something we did. Law, medicine, fine, but architecture? Isn't that for eccentric white people?'
David Adjaye. Times, 22.7.03
'The Catholic church responded to the threat of Martin Luther with Baroque architecture, and the British to their loosening grip on India with the grand buildings of New Delhi. The BBC is using architecture in the same way, to counter the possible loss of government support'
Rowan Moore. Evening Standard, 22.7.03
'Only last week, when I saw them for myself, did I register the full horror of what has happened there. These rooms have been wrecked as surely as if the former director and his trustees had thrown a grenade into them'
Richard Dorment on Piers Gough's renovation of the National Portrait Gallery's Regency Rooms. Daily Telegraph, 23.7.03