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Norman Foster Quotes

Every time Ive flown an aircraft, or visited a steelworks, or watched a panel-beater at work, Ive learned something new that can be applied to buildings.
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As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.

— Norman Foster

In Britain, the idea one could go from blue-collar beginnings to the university was so far out, it was quite unthinkable. I took a variety of jobs to pay for tuition - from ice-cream salesman to night-club bouncer. Whatever earned the most money in the least time.

— Norman Foster

You cannot separate the buildings out from the infrastructure of cites and the mobility of transit.

— Norman Foster

I travel continuously, and I see many cities, but there is nowhere like London.

— Norman Foster

Everything we design is a response to the specific climate and culture of a particular place.

— Norman Foster

There are those airports which make you feel better, and there are those airports that, when you go there, your heart sinks: you can't wait to get out of there. They both function as airports, but it's the things that you can't measure that make them different.

— Norman Foster

Anything that reduces fuel consumption and cuts down on greenhouse gasses is good news.

— Norman Foster

Joseph Bazalgette created a sewer system which he originally sized for London's needs of the time - he then doubled it to anticipate the future beyond. These are the qualities that I admire.

— Norman Foster

The only honourable work my parents knew was blue-collar. But while my father Robert ran a pawnbroker's shop, and my mother was a waitress, I moved into a middle-class world with a level of security they never knew.

— Norman Foster

Our object in life should be to accumulate a great number of grand questions to be asked and resolved in eternity ...

— Norman Foster

Didn't think her vision was consistent with the ORC, especially the way the Council wishes to work with the ORC. For example, with regard to the zoning ordinance, the Council sees a comprehensive approach, the ORC wants to review the ordinances and simplify them. Pam's vision was counter to that.

— Norman Foster

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