'I wish Liverpool well as European Capital of Culture, but what the city needs is 20 years of sustained restocking not a year's fervid window dressing'
Will Self. Evening Standard, 6.6.03
'Like so much in LA, it looks impressive from inside a car but ignores the sidewalk. Indeed, its stainless steel cladding makes it look like a building fortified from the street, a cultural institution protective of the wealthy elite'
Edwin Heathcote on Frank Gehry's Disney Concert Hall. Financial Times, 3.6.03
'It was an unworthy episode in New York's history, the way the architects prostituted themselves' Raimund Abraham on the Ground Zero competition. World Press Review, 6.6.03
'You couldn't be an architect if you're not an optimist. You can be a pessimist as a writer or a journalist or a musician. But as an architect you always have to believe in the future, in a better future for people' Daniel Libeskind. WNBC, 3.6.03
'In future, all my walls will be soft. Imagine being responsible, even by default, for breaking that fabulous hooter'
Piers Gough on Barry Manilow's broken nose, caused by walking into a wall. Guardian, 6.3.03