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'The cocksure architecture on show at 'Next'- a heaven for architects, their clients and fans - is in danger of creating a couture hell on earth for the rest of us.'

Jonathan Glancey visits the Venice Architecture Biennale.Guardian, 16.9.02

'We are not going to build anything unless it's inspirational and beautiful, but people realise, I think, that it has to be practical as well.'

John Whitehead, chairman of the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation.

Guardian, 11.9.02

'They'd laugh at all the time and effort we spend trudging through mud and mixing concrete.They'd say we were decades behind.'

Adam Preece, ofmodular builder Yorkon, on likely Japanese reaction to the average British building site. FT, 14.9.02

'Like a brain surgeon operating on his own brain, making architecture for an architecture school is a peculiarly difficult challenge.'

Steven Holl on the news that his design for Cornell University will not now go ahead.

Architectural Record, September 2002

'It's all hat and no cattle, as they say in Texas.'

A London estate agent on George Michael's Kensington home, the most expensive property in Britain in £/square foot, now on the market.Times, 13.9.02

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