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Serpentine crowd witnesses flight of the Cullinan

While the rest of the architectural Press may have been tumbling over themselves to congratulate Ted Cullinan on winning the Royal Gold Medal earlier this year, Astragal is far more impressed by the achievements of some of his underlings, who designed, constructed and flew the record-breaking man-powered 'Cullinan Bird' plane 40m over the Serpentine in central London in the second Red Bull Flugtag earlier this month.


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