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It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. And produces no power. And costs too much to harness. Just ask the current occupants of Will Alsop’s Palestra building – the good folks at the London Development Agency. It would not be an exaggeration to say the turbines on the top the South London landmark have been utterly rubbish. Put up late last year, the windmills flapped around aimlessly until they were finally taken down in January. Six months later they are still ...


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