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'The city's department of building control, ever zealous in eliminating yet more of Glasgow's surviving historic buildings, has already been sniffing around Thomson's masterpiece . . . Next year Glasgow is the Arts Council's City of Architecture and Design, but now it looks as if 1999 may be marked by the loss of one of the most remarkable pieces of architecture and design in the city.'

'Piloti', concerned about the fate of 'Greek' Thomson's Egyptian Halls. Private Eye, 15.5.98

'One of the perennial complaints about architects is that they don't listen enough to the public, an accusation against which few architects are willing to offer the most honest defence. This is that, having spent seven years training, and many more getting to the point where they might get something built with their name attached to it, they'll be damned if the casual observations of passers-by take precedence over their hard- won expertise.' Rowan Moore. Evening Standard, 12.5.98

'Usually, confronted by the words 'public space', architects come over all worthy and boring, and a bit patronising . . . This could just be the start of a quiet revolution in London's public spaces.' Rowan Moore applauds the Architecture Foundation project for sites in Hammersmith and Fulham. Ibid

'Julius Caesar solved this problem more than 2000 years ago, so it shouldn't be beyond the wit of Westminster City Council.' Jonathan Glancey on a sensible transport policy for inner London. Guardian, 18.5.98

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