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Northampton's Greyfriars bus station is demolished

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German architect Frei Otto, 89, dies day before winning Pritzker Prize

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Architects are branded ‘arrogant and egotistical’ – by one of their own

Ken Shuttleworth labels architects “absolute bastards”

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