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'The moisture would be appalling in it. This beastly thing covered in tiles, they would have to spend all their time and money cleaning it. I can only think it is supported by people who have not seen his buildings in the flesh. They are shoddy. Put this in the middle of nowhere and it might be all right.' Brian Sewell on Kensington and Chelsea planners' recommendation to refuse permission for Daniel Libeskind's v&a 'Spiral' building. Guardian, 13.11.98

'I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I don't think this is the end of the story.' Eva Jiricna. Ibid.

' . . . it's only natural they should start the week four days early. Unless, of course, the week is starting three days late in honour of the notorious tardiness of the construction industry. It would have started the previous Monday, honestly, but there's been a terrible rush and we haven't been able to get those special hinges from Germany.' Rowan Moore on Architecture Week. Evening Standard, 10.11.98

'You wouldn't catch lawyers trying to ingratiate themselves by charging £10 an hour, and there's no such thing as national banker week.' Rowan Moore. Ibid.

'The bloody architects all phone him up and bitch about each other - and instead of of telling them to go away, he listens to it all, tries to sort it out, and then gets terribly depressed.' 'A loyalist' on the Prince of Wales's problems with his Institute of Architecture. Sunday Times, 15.11.98

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