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Berlin games

Times are tough for Michael Wilford, despite having seen two major buildings open in recent weeks: the Lowry in Salford, and last week the Berlin embassy. Moronic comments about the design may have taken some of the shine off the royal opening, with Die Welt winning the tasteless stakes by suggesting that the building looks as though 'a bomb had smashed it', recalling Mark Twain's dictum that: 'A German joke is no laughing matter.' Apparently the first embassy opening by a monarch since ...

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