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'Those of poetic bent say it reminds them of a young green pickling cucumber, or gherkin. I would propose as an alternative the detumescing organ of a baboon.'

Stephen Bayley on Foster's Swiss Re building.

Independent on Sunday, 13.10.02

'We have 50 buildings more than 16 storeys high and could easily pass for New York, especially if shot from street level.'

Hugh West, head of Croydon Film Commission, on his plans to promote Croydon as a film location.Daily Telegraph, 14.10.02

'The young, priced out yet eager to live in a city, will desert The Smoke for miniatures such as Nottingham and Newcastle. It is already happening.

This would have been unthinkable 10 years ago.'

Jonathan Meades.Times, 12.10.02

'The countryside is the next frontier for imaginative architects. In Britain - and particularly in southern England - there is no getting away from the fact that huge amounts of rural building will be necessary, and soon.'

Hugh Pearman. Sunday Times, 13.10.02

'More a dramatic spectacle brought in to animate a warehouse-like interior than a form of rapport with the architecture.'

Jonathan Glancey on Anish Kapoor's huge new sculpture at Tate Modern.Guardian, 14.10.02

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