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'I said, 'Norman, we do about one in 20, don't we?

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'I said, 'Norman, we do about one in 20, don't we?' He said, 'Richard, you're an optimist'.' Richard Rogers on the percentage of projects that come to fruition. Management Today, May 1999.

'If architecture were a proper profession, the creators of the Hayward would have been 'struck off' long ago.' Simon Jenkins. Evening Standard, 6.5.99

'I would obviously love to be considered for the job - but I can't afford to give up the day job.' Clive Aslet, editor of Country Life, tipped to succeed Sir Jocelyn Stevens as chairman of eh when he stands down next March. Daily Telegraph, 8.5.99

'Immensely controversial when built, the pyramid by I M Pei has proved, in some ways, a success. Though it has not made physical access to the Louvre any easier, it clearly indicates where access should be attempted.' Giles Waterfield. The Art Newspaper, May 1999.

'The scene around Waterloo, where the Eurostar arrives, is one of terrible devastation. This is not temporary; it is always the same.' Simon Hoggart. Guardian, 8.5.99

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