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Thar she blows…

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Plymouth has been whipping itself into a veritable frenzy over its 'new Sears Tower'. The city's local rag, the Plymouth Evening Herald, ran a full front page image of the 24-storey building on Wednesday, accompanied by the banner headline 'SKYSCRAPER'. The architect has been hamming up the new scheme, claiming it will rival the giant Petronas and Sears Towers in magnitude. Perhaps Plymouth should take stock of itself. Although the 'skyscraper' may be the tallest building the city has ever seen, compared to the 88 storeys of Petronas and the 110 storeys of Sears, the claim just doesn't measure up. Perhaps a more reasonable headline would have been 'HALF-DECENT BUILDING PLANNED FOR PROVINCIAL CITY'. Not that interesting though, is it?

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