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Every architect had a folk memory of that striking photograph in Gideon - Space Time and Architecture. It's of one side of those giant three-pin arches and the three tiny figures which give it scale. The glazed far end is fogged by direct sunlight, but you can make out the 49m-high apex which looks so relatively low in comparison with the 126m span. And that turns out to be not so much when you think of the 466m length of the hall with its 20 great trusses. It was so big and the exhibition ...

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