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Letters: But we didn't want public access anyway

Yet another competition myth seems to be in the making in the report on the New Monument competition (aj 1211.98) which reports that the assessors have abandoned the requirement for public access to a viewing gallery at the top. Nowhere in the competition brief, or in the answers given by the assessors to competitors' questions, is there a requirement to have public access to the top of this monument or not to have such access - this was purely a matter for competitors.

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