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CITY VIEWS: WAS BORIS RIGHT TO INTERVENE OVER THE COLUMBUS TOWER?

<strong>JIM HAYES </strong>EASTERN LAKE INVESTMENT COMPANY<br />&ldquo;It is important that he overturns decisions that are not logic-based. The building will be an iconic expression of progression, and will help us compete with other cities that produce megastructures. It will give everybody something to aspire to.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>CORINNE PITMAN </strong>DEUTSCHE BANK<br />&ldquo;The council should be able to make the decision really, but perhaps in this instance they were wrong. You wouldn&rsquo;t want these huge buildings springing up all over the place, but Canary Wharf is already the perfect environment anyway.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />PETER HEWITT </strong>PROVIDENT &amp; REGIONAL ESTATES<br />&ldquo;We are in extraordinary times and that means extraordinary measures. The building will provide employment, both for the construction industry, which has been badly hit, and other ancillary industries. I think we need to take these steps to get the country back on its feet.&rdquo;