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Grand designs

Architect's son Mark Whitby was in typically ebullient form at his investiture as president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, generating ideas almost faster than he could deliver them and flying off at more tangents than you could shake a measuring stick at. The institution needs, he argued, more curiosity, a quality he has in abundance. Both the collapse of the Twin Towers and the wobble of the Millennium Bridge were due to a deficit in curiosity and he held all engineers, and ...

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