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Renzo Piano Quotes: You can put down a bad book; you can avoid listening to bad music; but you cannot miss the ugly tower block opposite your house.
         

You can put down a bad book; you can avoid listening to bad music; but you cannot miss the ugly tower block opposite your house.


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