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Posted by  Richard Haut on November 12, 2003 at 16:59:57:

In Reply to:  Re: THE INTERNATIONAL HIGHRISE AWARD 2004 posted by Donald on November 12, 2003 at 14:53:16:

Power - William was an invader who oppressed the local population.

The Tower is not in any way "Charles' playhouse". The monarchy in Britain has very limited powers (and even those it cannot really exercise).

The Tower is a historic structure, like the pyramids or the Colisseum. I hardly think that Italians today would go to Roman-style games to watch Christians being torn apart by lions. It does not alter the fact that it happened, or that the building was used for that purpose.

There is a question that has always puzzled me: suppose that the architects who designed the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau had been truly great architects (they were proud enough to put the model in their front office ....), and had produced a truly great design.

How would we view the greatness of that design ? Can it be separated from the evil that it was used for ?

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