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Are Manchester roads paved with gold?

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Letters

I'm sure that landscape architects from Clerkenwell to Winnipeg (and beyond) will be beating a (gold-paved?) path to the doors of Manchester's Careers Service Unit if that body is really prepared to spend £66,751 per m2 on external works (aj 10.9.98, page 38).

It might even have been enough to counteract a 'less-than-stimulating context' (page 30) and conceal the blight of 'indescribably banal' multi- storey car parks (page 31) . . . but an unlabelled site plan and a series of photographs that show only the building with a splash of G (grass) and a dash of T (trees) leave us ill-informed about its location and context, let alone 'Hodder's masterstroke of using the building 'as a catalyst to stitch its three neighbours together into a convincing collegiate courtyard typology'' (page 32) etc.

ALAN TATE

Winnipeg, Canada

The figure was, of course, the total spent on Landscape - Ed.

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