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'It's a mistake and an oversight, not a conspiracy theory. We thought it was on there, and we expected it to be on there, but it's not.' Millennium Commission director of policy Mike O'Connor on the Dome's absence from the new millennium project website. Guardian, 31.12.97

'I dare say there is some knuckle-dragging Neanderthal there who won't be disposed to being entertained and stimulated by aesthetically interesting ideas.' Stephen Bayley, asked about the relevance of the New Millennium Experience to 'someone from, say, Aberdeen'. Sunday Telegraph, 21.12.97

'I don't really know the man. I've only met him once. But Mandelson's, er, intelligence and . . . um, is well known.' Stephen Bayley on his relationship with the 'Dome Secretary'.Ibid.

'Come on, London - do it. It - that is, architecture as completed by a master - will not kill people.' Will Alsop on 'missed opportunities' in London due to 'Management-Driven Millennium Mediocrity'. Independent, 1.1.98

'If the Pompidou had really been one of ours, it probably wouldn't still be standing where it is today.' Archigram member David Greene. Independent on Sunday, 28.12.97

'For me, making music and architecture are the same thing: you are building shelters.' Nicolas Godin, architect-trained member of French pop duo Air. Sunday Times, 4.1.98

'It's less like the Grand National and more like yesterday's two-o'- clock at Carlisle.' Paul Barker on the 'has-been' candidates for Mayor of London. Guardian, 31.12.97

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