Astragal is indebted to Esquire magazine for its latest feature on the 50 'sharpest men'. Only one architect made the list. No, not red-trousered George Ferguson, nor Pradawearing Marco Goldschmied. Step forward the sharp Sir (sic) Norman Foster. Sadly, Foster does not get a portrait in the magazine, but a photograph of the 'High-Tech' Great Court project at the British Museum. 'Building on previous successes' is the way he is subtitled, and Foster is said to have made 'more impact on the landscape of this country than anything since glacial erosion'.
Finest moment: giving another great building to London - the 'suave' new GLA HQ. 'Next' is 'overseeing the regeneration of London's Elephant & Castle'; and lastly comes the 'we forgive him for' section.The answer is: 'That wobbly bridge.' Which was also known as the 'blade of light'. Sharp indeed.