Has the Blair decade been good for architecture?

Reasons to be cheerful: Tony Blair and John Prescott admiring a model of Richard Rogers Partnership’s Millennium Dome in 1998.

Ken Shuttleworth argues that the government has raised architecture’s profile as a vital tool, while Jonathan Glancey says we have seen a glut of crass buildings

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