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Modern mystery

Prince Charles says he is a modernist who is interested in saving our industrial heritage, claimed the Observer on its front page last week. And indeed, writing for the paper, the Prince praised the increasing use of 'heritage' buildings for new purposes. Nowhere does he say he is a modernist, and indeed he manages to have a sideswipe at the idea: 'Try converting a modern building to new uses and see what happens!' he chortles. But he is happy enough about a new shopping centre in the ...

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