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Monday 30 Jul 2007
 
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Only Gherkin rivals Big Apple says critic 

A damning book review in the London Financial Times this weekend spiralled off page into a tirade of criticisms lambasting the UK’s architects for producing, “Cheapened, commercialised, modernism, stripped of its idealism and intelligence”. Edwin Heathcote writing about New London Architecture 2 and New York 2000, clearly used the review as a thinly veiled excuse to have a dig at London’s architecture. At one point Heathcote said, “ For every Gherkin, there are two dozen turnips,” going on later to remonstrate, “London may be competing for status as the hub of global finance but it is in danger of believing its own hype about the quality of architecture.”

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