According to Hugh Pearman, "So the price ticket for Enric Miralles' Scottish Parliament building edges ever closer to the magic half billion pound mark ($895 million), the blame game continues, and 1,000 builders are now swarming all over it, desperate to finish it off in time for Scottish Parliamentarians to move in over the summer, and for the royal opening in October. It will be a very close-run thing. But forget all that, if you can. Great public buildings always go wildly over time and budget. So - now that the place is nine-tenths finished - it's fair to ask: is this building great?"