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'Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses will not be a priority of ours.'

Layla Abdel Hady, chief librarian of Snøhetta's £130 million Alexandria Library, which has just officially opened.

Guardian, 16.10.02

'They are icons for King's Cross.They've got a majesty almost like elephants.We've got to get them back on the skyline.'

Alan Conisbee, collaborating with Ian Simpson Architects on the 'Urban Jungle'proposal for the King's Cross gasometers.Daily Telegraph, 14.10.02

'It's a country village without the boules.'

Architect Jacques Cousin, contented resident of Le Corbusier's Marseilles Unité, on its 50th anniversary.Daily Telegraph, 18.10.02

'Its not that we've stopped caring how our factories look.We have simply stopped making things in factories.'

Deyan Sudjic.Times, 20.10.02

'As an escape from some of the mertricious pseudo-modern architecture that has threatened this extraordinary city, the new library is a landmark.'

Jonathan Glancey on architect Raj Rewal's new parliamentary library in New Delhi.Guardian, 21.10.02

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