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'The Angel of the North already has the status of the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower. It used to be reviled as the Gateshead Flasher; now people call it Gabriel.'

Simon Clugston, programme director of Gateshead's new Music Centre.Guardian, 24.6.02

'There is a huge challenge for us to make the city more attractive. It's not enough just to do something a bit clever in terms of construction; it has got to be something really beautiful to live in.'

Peabody Trust director Dickon Robinson.

Guardian, 19.6.02

'Calatrava's extraordinary architecture is problematic in one sense, because to experience it is to find one word turning over and over in the mind: beautiful.'

Jay Merrick visits Calatrava's new Museum of Science in Valencia. Independent, 24.6.02

'We are extremely concerned about the secret nature of the Mayor's decisionmaking.He appears to be totally disrespectful to community groups who may hold views in opposition to his.'

Jill Cove, Spitalfields Community Association. Evening Standard, 18.6.02

'You know, we do 2,000 drawings of everything, but after 2,000 drawings, there is always still something you can't get.There is always an element of surprise.'

Zaha Hadid. Independent, 20.6.02

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