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Thirteen thousand people were employed in the construction and management of the Tate Modern project to convert the Bankside power station into an art gallery.

Proposals in the government's Housing Green Paper will see most of the UK's 3.7 million council houses sold or transferred to housing associationsby 2004.

The new roof covering the British Museum's Great Court will use 478 tonnes of steel and 315 tonnes of glass.

Ireland's booming economy has found its construction industry short of about 8000 workers, according to the Irish Construction Industry Federation, and it is looking abroad to recruit.

Fifty-seven per cent of voters would support the mayor imposing a ban on lorries in central London during daylight hours, according to an Evening Standard poll.

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