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I’m not a monster, protests Glasgow-based architect Hoskins

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Gareth Hoskins takes the prize for most unusual comment made by an architect about themselves after saying he was ‘not tall enough to be Godzilla’.

The Glasgow-based architect was responding to a paper submitted to world heritage body Unesco about his plans for Calton Hill in Edinburgh, which compared him to the Japanese city-flattening behemoth.

Conservationist David Black’s document described Hoskins as a ‘Godzilla of the urban realm’ in relation to his impact on the Scottish capital, and recent proposals to convert Thomas Hamilton’s 1829 Old Royal High School into a hotel.

At least, Hoskins explained, his children were amused.



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