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Is iconic worth the expense?

The population of Sunderland sees £29M as a modest price for an iconic structure (News last week). But in the same issue Alec Leggat says cost should come first.

I thought it was accountants who understood the cost of everything and the value of nothing. We have a duty to provide our children with something to be proud of.

After all, with modern funding arrangements they will be the ones who pay.

With attitudes like that, engineers richly deserve the poor standing in society that they have.

BILL HARVEY (F), Bill Harvey Associates, Gairloch, Hensleigh Drive, Exeter, EX2 4NZ

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