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I’m not convinced Thomas Heatherwick is the best person to be discussing boring buildings

The designer completely ignores the power of the actual boring stuff in his new radio series, including the stifling nature of the planning system

Thomas Heatherwick poses in front of The Vessel in New York, his disastrous, extravagantly pointless 16-storey staircase to nowhere that had to be closed after it became a suicide hotspot. Photo: Lev Radin / Pacific Press / LightRocket / Getty Images

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