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Can lightening strike the same site twice?

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Clare Melhuish's review of the recent 'Making Space for Art' symposium at the National Portrait Gallery fills me with a sense of foreboding (AJ 19.9.02). The idea mooted by Jeremy Dixon that the entrance to the National Gallery may need a modification to 'enhance its natural vantage point' reminds me of the 1993 work (Dixon Jones Architects) when the entrance of the National Portrait Gallery was replaced by an all-glass assembly befitting a modernised tube station.

Surely, lightening cannot strike the same site twice?

Alan Beardmore, Reading

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