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Old age tension


Although I have been a member of the Institution since 1971, I did not expect to qualify for old fogey status quite so soon. Old fogey - yes - I was disturbed to receive my new membership card with ice logo and completely incensed after reading the article A new image from Great George Street (NCE 7 November).

If we have to present ourselves like a third rate supermarket to attract 'youth', God help the profession.

Perhaps Arup should concentrate on taking the swing out of Norman Foster's footbridge instead of trying to put it into a professional institution.

Derek A Gear (M), Biebricher Allee 168, 65203 Wiesbaden Germany

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