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'We were taken in.With hindsight you wonder if you should have been more vigilant.' Suzanna Taverne, managing director of the British Museum, on the use of French limestone (not Portland stone) in the Great Court.Guardian,25.8.00

'Money has talked, while democracy is silent. The scandal is that no debate or inquiry is to be held into the whole affair.' Simon Jenkins on John Prescott's go-ahead for Swiss Re and the demolition of the Baltic Exchange.Evening Standard,24.8.00

'You can't escape cliches here; it really is a miracle of engineering and design, a quite heart-stopping sight. . .This is the Dome gone right.' Euan Ferguson visits the Eden Project. Observer,27.8.00

'I was glad I hadn't come to look primarily at art - that would have been a complete waste of time. It was a bit too crowded even for looking at people.' Tom Lubbock at Tate Modern on a Sunday. Independent,22.8.00

'Tall, commanding and posh, with a great suit, white shirt, thick glasses and a walking stick, Piers Gough makes a very good TV architect - like Matthew Collings, but scarier.' Jenny Turner. Independent,21.8.00

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