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Religious correctness

Several UK practices have been turning down the prospect of work recently, not because their order books are bulging but because the prospect is just too horrible to contemplate. They have been invited to compete to design Chess City, a development that even for that city enamoured of the ‘concept’ is terrifying in its crassness. Thirty-two towers will be arranged on 64,000m2 ‘board’, each representing a black or white chess piece. The brainchild of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, ...

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