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Four examples of the appropriate transference of image, information and energy

1 Manchester's latest shopping centre - opened on 10 September - a cathedral of commerce, having 28,000 illuminated stars, 3 miles of displays and an estimated 30 million visitors pa. 2 Superimposed: for 24 hours, 1-2 May 1997, Studio 1, bbc tv centre. Election viewers in millions. Design, Simon Cavell.

3 mcc members' description of the latest Lords' pavilions: 'A two- ended cruise liner', and 'a garden fete on a pile of old bricks' invites comparison with Wallace's smile enriching Future Systems' great communications centre with an optimistic outlook on the future. Contrast this with the brilliant yet forbidding som telescope and uk wind farm

4 The proposed cloning of pigs, so that their hearts can be used for human transplants in 2005, suggests a next step - to transplant pigs' kidneys owing to an acute shortage of human organs, in up to 2 million patients. It may no longer be a question of numbers of nhs beds, but one of 'where and when'. Postcard caption: 'Pigs celebrating their new-found usefulness - prematurely.'

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