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Stone me

On to cheerier subjects - in particular the wonderful new British Museum Great Court. Astragal enjoyed a splendid preview breakfast this week, and the brilliant BBC2 documentary on it last Saturday. This spelled out how the great stone rogue managed to bamboozle his way round architect, English Heritage, museum trustees and Uncle Tom Cobley and all. He simply took advantage of the specification clause which included that dread phrase 'or similar'. It should be banned. Asked whether ...

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