The conclusions from all these examples are:
1. The architectural establishment and critics should stop thinking they are above the views of the general public. They should recognise that the public generally like old buildings, or new buildings built in an old style.
2. Shock value quickly fades, and what may seem new today quickly looks dated.
3. There is nothing wrong with a building that has an interior that is not consistent with its exterior style.
4. The setting of a building is crucially important - how it sits alongside what is already there, both its immediate neighbours and the overall landscape of the town or city.
Modern architecture has been a disaster for the townscapes of Britain, and much of the world. Let's hope a recognition of this can lead to better buildings in future, with an understanding that architecture isn't just an art project but has a profound effect on everyone.