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More Controversial Scottish Architecture 2006-12-02

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Europe, Humanities, Scotland.
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The architectural firm behind ‘The Scottish Parliament’ building has won an international competition to build a controversial giant skyscraper in the heart of St.Petersburg in Russia.

Edinburgh-based ‘RMJM‘ beat five rival international architects to land the 2 400 million GBP contract to design and construct what is labelled ‘Gazprom-City’.

Yet even before a single shovel of earth has been dug, the project has been accused of ‘cultural vandalism’ by critics who wish to preserve the historic appearance of the Russian city famed for its palaces and canals.

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