'It is cartoon architecture for the cartoon democracy which the mayor and assembly threaten to be.' Rowan Moore's verdict on the London assembly building schemes by Foster and Alsop. Evening Standard, 8.12.98
'This is not the advertising brief from hell, but it is tough.' Sholto Douglas-Home, nmec's director of marketing and communications, on M&C Saatchi's task to 'sell' the Dome. Guardian, 14.12.98
'Without Cecil, Daniel would not have known it would work structurally. They came to my house. I saw them working on it together. You just can't say who held the pencil.' Charles Jencks on Libeskind's collaboration with Cecil Balmond in designing the V&A Spiral. The Times, 2.12.98
'So many projects are just follies. No matter how well detailed they are. No matter how slick they are. No matter how admired they are by the public at the time when they are built.' Daniel Libeskind. Metropolis, January 1999.
'You can always tell dining architects from their severe black spectacles and their elaborate and amusing hand gestures. If they weren't architects, then it was a convention of sex-aid salesmen . . .' A A Gill visits London's new Frith Street Restaurant. Sunday Times, 13.12.98
'We do them if they are over a million quid and free-standing.' Alfred Munkenbeck on designing private houses. Guardian, 11.12.98
'If something was tagged onto my gravestone, I would want it to say 'made an impact on the arts', not 'sorted out the Arts Council'.' Gerry Robinson. The Art Newspaper, December, 1998