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Sometimes the most obvious things are hardest to achieve. It’s 20 years since the architect David Chipperfield proposed that a straight line would be the best way to get from the Royal Academy’s well-known premises in Burlington House, off Piccadilly, to 6 Burlington Gardens, a handsome Victorian building to its rear, into which the RA has just expanded. Only now, after abortive schemes by other architects proposed more roundabout routes, is this straight line about to open to the public.