OPINION: Drastic surgery that puts cities under the knife

The newest thing on the other side of the pond is cosmetic surgery coming-out parties. To avoid the shock of non-recognition on the street - or, in the LA version, in the freeway gridlock - you invite friends to meet the New You. But the idea doesn't stop with people. Evidently, now that architects have got a hold of it, it can be extended effortlessly to cities.

by Sir Peter Hall, sir.peter.hall@haynet.com

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