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Mayor takes squares

Foster & Partners'plans to pedestrianise parts of Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square received a major boost last week when key opponent Westminster City Council handed over decision-making responsibility on the scheme to London mayor Ken Livingstone. 'The mayor is determined to push through World Squares for All and we felt it would be more coherent if he had control of the project, ' said transport and highways committee vice chairman, Frixos Tombolis.

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