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a life in architecture polly toynbee

Polly Toynbee was working at the Independent when the design for Libeskind's Victoria and Albert extension was first published.The paper in general, and Toynbee in particular, was bowled over by the Spiral and devoted a whole front page to the plans. 'It was such a startling addition to a rather stuffy London street. All those tumbling boxes absolutely knocked my socks off.' Later she went to look at the models and loved it even more. 'It's so rude and bold and daring. It's great to ...

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