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letters Winging it is not the way to act, Glenda

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I was interested to read about what Glenda Jackson had to talk about in the article 'Waiting in the wings' (aj 20.1.00). I think it should have read 'Get back in the wings'. Claiming that if she were elected as mayor of London she would be in a position to press for funding to set the space for innovative building solutions, I have to ask what she thinks is an innovative building solution.

She criticises Michael Hopkins & Partners' Portcullis House for having chimneys, stating that 'it's really hideous' - these were in fact an innovative solution to naturally ventilate the building, not put there for the sake of it.

If she would do some research before she passes comment referring to appearance, whether or not it suits her own taste, she may begin to understand architecture. Meanwhile, I think that she should step back into Shakespearean costume.

David Bellis, London NW6

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