'That public money should be spent fighting these egotistical shockers is bad enough.
More outrageous is that the Mayor should waste his energy lobbying for them when so much ugliness cries for attention elsewhere.'
Simon Jenkins on the London Bridge Tower inquiry. Evening Standard, 17.4.03
'Right now, there is no architectural culture in Greece, no public culture or real public space.We lost it.That's why the city is such a mess.'
Maria Theodorou, head of the Greek Culture Ministry's new architecture network, as Athens builds for the 2004 Olympics.Times, 22.4.03
'Frank Gehry once said that a project can't lose more than 15% of its core ideas and still survive.
Libeskind's plan, even at the outset, has already lost much more.'
Joseph Giovannini on the WTC site.
Architectural Record, April 2003
'By doing this the parliament might be able to demonstrate that it is willing to face up to difficult decisions and could, after all, be trusted to run a sweetie shop.'
Independent MSP Margo MacDonald on the prospect of 'a full public investigation' into the cost of the new Scottish Parliament.Guardian, 21.4.03
'Why should St Paul's be regarded as visually inviolable? Why not St Pancras or Senate House or the Royal College of Art? Even in a godless age the sacred is deemed to be more precious than the secular.'
Jonathan Meades.Times, 21.4.03