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Good as Gehry

The choice of Frank Gehry as Gold Medallist will be a popular one, not least because of his ready wit and generous spirit. Although now one of the great figures of West Coast architecture, Frank is Canadian by origin. As a schoolboy during World War II, he once had to sing 'There'll Always Be an England' while standing in an honour guard for the Duke of Kent. Perhaps we will get some other reminiscences when he comes to London to receive his medal, the first individual architect to ...

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