Have Skills, Will Travel


George Robertson

A sleek, futuristic structure, made for the 21st century, or an unwieldy relic of the cold war, ill-suited to current demands? Architecturally, at least, modernism triumphed last week as NATO Secretary-General George Robertson unveiled drawings for a gleaming new edifice to replace the complex that has served as the military alliance's headquarters in Brussels since the mid-1960s. The design, Robertson stressed, reflected some of the core values that have shaped his NATO stewardship: modernity, efficiency and change

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