How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

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I was surprised to learn how many buildings and structures Foster has built over his long career as an architect - in fact I've visited many of his works without realizing he was the talent behind them.
Equally inspiring was Foster as an individual - to see his personal drive and ...Read more

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