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Silver lining to unfair shifting of blame


While I share the disappointment felt by many engineers due to the architects' willingness to dismiss the Millennium bridge problems as the responsibility of the engineer, I also feel that it may be a blessing in disguise.

As Dave Parker points out (NCE 22 June) the general public believe that architects design structures.

Maybe in this case, the architect's eagerness to point out that the problems (let's face it, the difficult stuff) were nothing to do with him will show them up for the stylists they are.

Martin McGovern,

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